New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding, Inc.
Providing therapeutic riding to children and adults with behavioral, emotional, mental and physical disabilities in Warren and surrounding counties.
600 B Bill Ferguson Rd, Bowling Green, Kentucky, 42101
New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding (NBTR) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that relies on donations, grants and fundraisers to operate on a day to day basis. NBTR is dedicated to serving children and adults with behavioral, emotional, mental and physical disabilities and enhancing their lives using the power of horses. Our goal is to strengthen the minds, bodies and souls of individuals by providing a recreational outlet that has therapeutic benefits. The responsibility of riding and caring for a horse will encourage self-esteem, confidence and coordination. The aim of our program is to see positive changes in the riders physically, emotionally and spiritually. NBTR began in 1997 with 3 students, 3 horses, and 20 volunteers and to date have served over 900+ students with over 11,000 volunteer hours last year.
We have watched students begin the program that could not sit upright on the horse progress to independent riding. Parents and Instructors report students have increased muscle tone; go from nonverbal status to voluntary greetings and conversations with horses and riding team members.
ALL volunteers MUST attend a volunteer orientation and complete a volunteer packet. ALL riders MUST be approved by their physician to participate and MUST complete a rider packet and go through a screening process. MUST CALL TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!