Riverview Farms Equestrian Summer Program, Riding Lessons

Horse Riding Lessons for Children in Topsfield Massachusetts

Jane Fraher, owner of Riverview Farms in Topsfield, is accepting students for the 2020 Equestrian Summer Program for boys and girls ages 7 - 15.

Jane makes the program fun with a variety of activities offered in addition to daily riding lessons. The kids will learn horse care and handling; parts of the horse and tack and kids will gain the self-discipline required to understand and control the horse which instills a sense of responsibility and enhances task concentration in the rider. Jane hosts fabulous and fun pizza parties on Fridays.

Equestrian program for girls and boys ages 7-15

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • June 22 - June 26
  • July 13 - July 17t
  • July 27 - July 31
  • August 10 - August 14
The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability states some of the benefits of horseback riding are:
Physical Benefits
  •     Improved balance and muscle strength.
  •     Improved coordination, faster reflexes and increased motor planning.
  •     Stretching of tight or spastic muscles.
  •     Decreased spasticity.
  •     Increased range of motion of joints.
  •     Improved respiration and circulation.
  •     Stimulates sensory integration.
  •     Improved visual spatial perception.
  •     Improved eye-hand coordination.
Socio-Emotional Benefits
  •     Improved self-confidence.
  •     Improved risk-taking abilities.
  •     Development of patience.
  •     Emotional control and self-discipline
  •     Expansion of locus of control.
  •     Development of respect and care for animals.
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