The core of the program includes 90 minute sessions and guides students through all aspects of horse care from basic grooming to leading horses to riding. Our program is customized for each individual based on their age, skills, experience, comfort level, health and physical ability. Students are encouraged to become Ambassadors to the program at the completion of the course, offering their newly acquired knowledge to families entering the program. Lessons are taught by our Riding Instructor Becca Smith, and are FREE so that students will not be prevented from joining our program due to financial considerations.


Stone Crop Farm

1646 Fairview Road,

Glenmoore, PA 19343

Program is FREE for the family

Lessons are normally 1 ½ hour sessions

After completion, students have the opportunity to volunteer and remain part of the program

Upon completion of program, all participants will be competent in the following areas:

  • Halter and tack up horse/pony

  • Use grooming equipment correctly

  • Leading a horse/pony from left and right sides

  • Understanding horses and how they communicate their thoughts and emotions

  • Steer horse at walk and posting trot 

Horses have long been regarded as natural healers.  It has been clinically documented that just being around horses changes human brainwave patters. We calm down and become more centered and focused. A substantial number of studies have explored the positive therapeutic effects of horses on people who live with a wide range of illnesses, including cancer. Research has shown that for people with cancer, working with horses can decrease anxiety, stress and depresion, while improving levels of pain, fatigue and cancer survival rate. Working with horses allows students to gain insight as it relates to emotions, communication, personal healing and inner strength and helps the body to focus more energy on physical recovery. 


Learning to live in the moment

Increased Motivation

Improved self-esteem 



Self awareness


Create new friendships

Experience challenges

as a team

The opportunity to be

a caregiver


Balance and coordination

Rhythm and timing

Increased muscle strength

Endurance and fitness

Respiratory control


Connection with animals, nature, and people

Awareness of the world around us



  • Build a bond with the horses

  • Develop friendships with others

  • Feel a sense of responsibility and feel needed

  • Learn new skills and feel a sense of accomplishment

  • Improve their physical, mental, social and emotional well-being


  • Have fun and time away from the hospital setting

  • Enjoy the experience with family members

 Please complete form below. In addition, you must download, complete and send back Registration Forms and Riding Release before we can schedule the first lesson. 



Student Registration includes:

  • Personal Profile

  • Physician Consent Form

  • Signed emergency medical treatment consent form