The Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center provides Equine-Assisted Therapies not only statewide, but nationwide, to both children and adults with special needs. TTRC accepts riders as young as two years of age and the oldest rider TTRC has served was 98! With 90-95% of the program's funding supplied by grants and donations, TTRC could not provide the services we do without the generous support of the community. With your support, the Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center hopes to raise enough money to sponsor one full year of Equine-Assisted therapy sessions for at least 4 riders. Your kindness and generous donations allow TTRC's riders to continue receiving such an important and life-changing form of therapy in their lives. Thank you!
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TTRC has had two miniature horses in the program, named Lance and Gwen. The minis were great in helping new riders become comfortable around horses. The riders would get acclimated to the smaller horses before working with and riding TTRC's taller ones in the herd.
Big Peaches was a Belgian horse in the TTRC program, and her name was very fitting. She was 17 hands tall with a head that weighed 168 pounds! She was great with teaching riders how to groom and was definitely a gentle giant.
TTRC has two haflingers in the program named Louie and Ahlaver. Louie assists with the equine counseling program, and Ahlaver helps with Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding. Both are handsome guys with beautiful blonde manes!
TTRC has had more than 100+ Quarter horses in the program in the last 22 years! Quarter horses have a wonderful disposition for the TTRC program. Most of our quarter horses at TTRC previously worked on ranches prior to assisting in Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding!
TTRC has been blessed to have 4 fjords in the program. Fjords typically have a shorter stature and extremely kind disposition. They also have concussive movement which has proven to be extremely successful in Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding.