Ride to Walk was founded in 1985 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Ride to Walk’s mission is to enhance the lives of individuals 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.
To be the standard of excellence in our industry by providing the highest quality experience to people who experience physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral special needs through the amazing relationships they develop with their equine therapists.
Ride to Walk began with a pony named Freckles who Dr. Kristine Corn boarded in the corrals behind Sierra Pediatric Therapy Clinic in Roseville, CA. Founded in 1985, Ride to Walk has developed into a team of registered physical therapists who have special training to help build the bonds between those with special needs and horses as therapeutic teammates.
Who We Serve
Ride to Walk serves individuals from the Sacramento and Placer County communities with neurological deficits stemming from birth trauma, head injury, spinal deformities and effects from drug, alcohol and stroke.
Many of those we serve are seriously ‘physically involved.’ This means there is an intense therapeutic program requiring three to four volunteers to allow each rider up to a 30 minute riding session. Volunteers make it all work!