Ride To Walk
1630 Hwy 193 Lincoln, CA. 95648
Ride To Walk's mission is to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities that are recreational in nature and adapted to the individual's needs and abilities. Ride To Walk strives to provide a positive support system for individuals with disabilities, their parents/caregivers, and our community.
Who Can Ride?
Children and adults, with a wide range of physical, cognitive and/or emotional disabilities benefit from therapeutic horseback riding and other equine activities. The types of disabilities and conditions served include:
Post Polio Speech Impairments
Spinal Cord Injuries
Donations of Equipment & Supplies
Please visit our Tack Shack page.
Maggie McGurk Art Photography
Since Selina has been riding a little over a year now, she has shown many changes. She is more patient, does not cry as often, and understands how to communicate to her horse to “walk on”. She has gained strength in her left arm and is bearing more weight while riding. She has increased her trunk strength and is able to sit up on the horse with good posture. "Most recently, Selina no longer requires the assistance of Dr. Kris as a backrider and has been riding all on her own!! She has shown great changes and we can’t wait to see what progress the future year holds for her", reports Mom & Dad, Rachel & Mario.
Our hippotherapy program is $500.00/month, and we are happy to scholarship 50% of that cost when parents/families help us with our fundraising efforts. Our equine therapy sessions are once per week for 1/2 hour. Each rider has 2 side walkers assisting them with their individualized therapy program and a lead volunteer who maintains control of the horse and safety in general.
All are invited to come out and observe our equine therapy program on Thursday afternoons or Saturday mornings ~ meet some of our riders, their families, our volunteers, staff and beautiful therapy horses. Our property is a tranquil 21 acres and hosts a 6 acre bass pond open to the public for catch and release. No fishing license required on our private property - just bring your own pole & place $5.00 in the honor box. Bring your fishing poles and a picnic lunch. Enjoy time with your little ones.
We have some great events coming up this year including a VW Ranch Run, a Motorcycle Poker Run and 2 very Special Days for Special Kids, their families and caregivers, one hosted by the Lions Club and the other hosted by the Kiwani’s Club.
Maggie McGurk Art Photography
Thank you Lincoln Hills Community Church for donating over 3K in proceeds from your Craft Fair Bake Sale in November. We are most grateful.
We feel blessed to have seen so many of our riders and families grow stronger physically, mentally and emotionally this past year. The evidence is seen in each child’s smiling face and is even clearer when we hear reports such as, “I was able to walk away from Emma to retrieve something on the table. I heard Emma screech with joy as she supported herself on her own.” said Emma's Mom.
Selina no longer requires the assistance of Dr. Kris as
a backrider and is now riding all on her own!!
Selina is a 3 year old girl with a diagnosis of hypoxic encephalopathy, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, cortical visual impairment, and developmental delays. Selina has spasticity in her muscles, especially on her left side, and an overall low postural muscle tone. She started Ride to Walk approximately one year ago. When Selina first started Ride to Walk she could not sit up by herself. She required a back rider to help her on the horse. Her head was floppy and could not balance well on the horse. She would cry every time she was on the horse because of the hard work for her trunk. She had many issues staying engaged in the rides.