Therapeutic Horseback Riding/Adaptive Horseback Riding
Therapeutic horseback riding, also known as Equine Assisted Activity or Adaptive Riding is for individuals with a broad range of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social disabilities. With life experience and hands on time with her clients and her own children, Lynn has learned how to “fly by the seat of her pants” being able to change her lessons at a moments notice. Being able to change up the lesson plans has given her the opportunity to gel more with the students and be able to meet them on their level for that particular day. We all have good and bad days and Lynn knows how important it is to meet the kids at their level, but to also push just a little to bring out the students self confidence and lower their anxiety levels.
We serve individuals with:
- Down Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spina Bifida
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Developmental and speech delays
Benefits of Therapeutic Riding:
- Improves motor planning
- Improves core strength
- Improves attention span
- Improves bilateral skills
- Stimulates muscle memory
- Teaches respect and patience
- Introduces positive sensory activities
- Teaches trust
- Increases self confidence
- Improves speech
- Develops or improves social skills
- Improves large motor skill
- Improves fine motor skills
- Strengthens spinal and pelvic muscles
- Increases vestibular system by the 3 dimensional movement of the horse
**Please email for Therapeutic Horseback Riding Forms**
A camp director that is certified in CPR/First Aid will be in attendance at each camp. Each camper will learn how to take care of their own horse by cleaning stalls, brushing, tacking up and building a relationship with his or her very own horse for the week. We will enjoy horse related crafts and team building activities. Each day we will also spend a lot of time on horseback, learning how to maneuver the horses through certain obstacle courses while improving core strength, gross and fine motor skills and learning patience and direction following.
All camps are Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm.
All camps are for kids with and without special needs
- April 3-6, 2023
- June 12-15, 2023 Beginner
- June 19-22, 2023 Beginner
- June 26-29, 2023 Beginner
- July 10-13, 2023 Beginner
- July 17-20, 2023 Beginner
- July 24-27, 2023 Advanced Camp- must have evaluation before signing up for this camp
$375 for each week of camp. Write checks to Brecht Stables 6580 Riley Rd Cumming, GA 30028. Drop off and pick up campers at 6737 Concord Rd Cumming, GA 30028
Sleep Away Camps- Dustin’s Place offers an adventure based, experiential camp for children and adults with developmental delays. Licensed professionals and college seniors who are earning their degree in PT, SLP, OT, Music or Psych are on staff daily and working with our campers. Specific goals for each child are met by experiential play and equine work. Set on a 200 acre working cattle ranch in Clarkrange, Tennessee, campers will have their own horse to care for through the week, sleep in male and female divided bunk houses with male or female staff in each room. Our 2:1 camper:staff ratio ensures our ability to give individual attention to each camper. Improving small and large motor skills by stomping through the creek, playing baseball, blow darts, scavenger hunts, building bonfires and making crafts for the petting zoo and wildlife. Your child will join in stories of Bigfoot and great Native Americans as we build a wonderful world of magic and mystery by being able to touch and see nature, all while secretly building on the goals set before camp by the parents, therapists and your child’s school.
This type of camp will benefit children and adults with:
- Disabilities in learning, developmental or mobility
- Nonverbal or apraxia
- Expressive and receptive speech deficiencies
- Cerebral Palsy
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Aperts Syndrome
- Down Syndrome
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Sensory Processing Disorder
Individuals who attend camp with Dustin’s Place has the chance to:
- Improve small and large motor skills
- Learn self help skills
- Learn or improve coping strategies
- Better ready campers for real life transitions into work or education
- Recognize social skills
- Build relationships with animals such as horses, dogs and cats
- Improve group skills
- Improve self confidence
- Improve independence
Sleepaway Camp Dates!
Due to the amazedly low amounts of staff for sleepaway camp, we will not have sleepaway camp this year. I am SO VERY sorry, but I just cant make it happen this year. I’m sorry kids..
Sleep Away Slideshow from 2022- Week One
Write check to Brecht Stables 6580 Riley Rd Cumming, GA 30028
Middle and High School Equestrian Show Team
First ever in the area! Have you ever seen the middle and high school equestrian riding teams, going to shows, dressing up fancy, working as a team and doing things together that they all love? We do that too! Athletes must meet requirements for lettering and to apply for our Letterman jacket program.
- Lead Coach- Lynn Brecht
- Team Captain- Dustin Thomas
- Team Members- Dustin Thomas, Timothy Laszlo, Joseph Brunson, Emma Ball and Addi Howard
- School Sponsor-
Practice/Lessons Friday before every show 6-8pm
(Show facility may change)
Our great chiropractor, Doc Heidi has been doing an amazing job with our horses for years and making sure they are in tip top shape for special olympics. Now, she is also offering her love and expertise for our monthly show horses! Thank you Doctor Heidi! See her website and have her out to see your large and small animals. Southeast Animal Chiropractic
If you are interested in sponsoring our group, please email Lynn Brecht firstname.lastname@example.org
Gold Level- For $500, you get an engraved plaque posted on display on the sponsor wall at our farm. Autographed picture of our team to display at your work site or home. Logo on all banners posted at our shows. Name and logo posted on sponsors page on website. Personal thank you on all of our social media.
Silver Level- For $300, you get an autographed picture of our team to display at your work site or home. Logo on all banners posted at our shows. Name and logo posted on sponsors page on website. Personal thank you on all of our social media.
Bronze Level- For $150, you get Logo on all banners posted at our shows. Name and logo posted on sponsors page on website. Personal thank you on all of our social media.