Therapeutic Riding Programs and Organizations
North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) Since 1969, NARHA centers have served thousands of riders with disabilities across the U.S. and Canada. Today these riders are anxious to get on a favorite horse and experience the freedom, independence and self confidence that comes from riding.
Capital Area Therapeutic Riding Association – provides information regarding horse riding therapy and the CATRA home program.
Information and Support Groups
www.ark-inc.org Autism Resource Konnection: ARK is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to raise autism awareness and provide families with the information needed to make educated choices.
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Equine Breed Associations
Bay Area Equestrian Network The Bay Area Equestrian Network (BAEN) is a regional directory that helps you find equine services and products in your area.
American Morgan Horse Association The beauty of the Morgan horse lifts the heart. The breed exists solely because it pleases people. It is their heritage.
Appaloosa Horse Club The Appaloosa’s heritage is as colorful and unique as its coat pattern. Usually noticed and recognized because of its spots and splashes of color, the abilities and beauty of this breed are more than skin deep.
American Paint Horse Association The American Paint Horse’s combination of color and conformation has made the American Paint Horse Association (APHA) the second-largest breed registry in the United States based on the number of horses registered annually.
American Quarter Horse Association The American Quarter Horse is the first breed of horse native to what is now the United States. A melting of various breeds brought to the English colonies in the 1600s, the Quarter Horse evolved to fill the colonists’ passion for short-distance racing. One-on-one match races were run down village streets, country lanes or level pastures.
International Arabian Horse Association The Arabian’s history is long, rich and filled with uncertainty. Before the dawn of recorded history, four species of horse roamed the earth: Equus prezewalskii, the steppe horse of Central Asia; Equus tarpanus, the dun-colored horse of Russia; Equus robustus, the slow, cold-blooded horse of Europe; and Equus agillis, the hot-blooded horse of Arabia and Africa. All modern breeds developed from a blending of these species. Only one species, Equus agilis, exists in its pure state today as the Arabian horse. For this reason, the Arabian is a breed as well as a distinct sub-species of horse.
Tennessee Walking Horse Association Originally bred as utility horse, the Tennessee Walking Horse is best suited for a recreational mount due to its smooth, easy ride and its gentle disposition. A calm, docile temperament, combined with naturally smooth and easy gaits insure the popularity of the Tennessee Walking Horse as the “World’s Greatest Show, Trail, and Pleasure Horse.”
Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association Working…
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Links of Interest
Cyber Rodeo – for those who can’t make it to the real thing!
About.com –great horse information and links: About > Pets > Horses
ClipClop.com – “The Official Online Provider of Equine Information to www.olympics.com“