Welcome to the Special Troopers Adaptive Riding School of Sioux City – an organization “Reaching Beyond the Ordinary” to change people’s lives every day. Therapeutic Riding is the core of the S.T.A.R.S. Through the power of human/animal connection, we
forever change the way people experience the world.
What is Therapeutic Riding?
Therapeutic riding utilizes the horse to help individuals of all ages who experience physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, or social challenges. Therapeutic Riding and animal-assisted programs provide a significant, cost-efficient, and highly effective form of physical, learning, and development therapy. Through structured activities, therapeutic riding utilizes the horse to evoke response from the human client while providing the ideal kinetic, tactile environment for powerful, transformative situations that nearly everyone – despite age or ability – can fully experience.