Partnered with Baywood Center
The PATH to Recovery Program
We have teamed up with Baywood Center for Recovery to provide a FREE program to those in an outpatient setting who are looking to continue their sobriety and have a community of support to do so. In this program, we work with small groups of people in outpatient recovery to learn more about themselves and their relationships to help bolster success in recovery. Participants enjoy a horse experience while working alongside OASAS (Office of Addiction Services and Supports) recovery coaches. Our pairing with Baywood Center allows us the ability to reach those who are serious about their sobriety and are looking for an opportunity to learn about both themselves and the equine world.
Working with horses allows participants a platform to work on emotional regulation, communication, leadership, empathy, and confidence. Therapeutic riding is intended as a supplemental program for participants to work on self exploration and discovery through experiential learning.
What to Expect:
We provide 1.5 hours of group instruction from a PATH certified instructor on a weekly basis, with a span of 6 weeks per group. Participants are encouraged to ride but are able to enjoy the program from the ground if they prefer. Classes are small, (max of 4) with attention to the relationship between horse and rider as the focus in both classes. This class is a friendly and relaxed atmosphere where participants can learn in an open environment. Volunteers are paired with each rider for extra support where needed.
Sponsor this program!
While the program is free to the participants, it is not free to run. Now more than ever, New York State is battling addiction with the stresses that Covid-19 has brought to many households. If you are interested in sponsoring this program, consider a monthly donation towards it’s upkeep. Click the link below to sign up for a monthly donation, or find our GoFundMe link to donate towards our current cause.
We thank you for your contribution, and hope to continue to grow this program opportunity for community members!
Class Time: Tuesday, 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Maximum of 4 participants