Ride On St. Louis, Inc.
Ride On St. Louis, Inc.
PO Box 94
Kimmswick MO 63053
Tax ID/EIN: 43-1885666
Year Founded: 1998
Last Updated 2016-04-28
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Why are we a Messenger?
The EQUUS Foundation has designated our organization as a MESSENGER. Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their programs, horse care practices, and governance.
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Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization operates programs involving horses that serve individuals with special needs, including but not limited to equine assisted activities and therapies.
Our organization is directly responsible for the care of horses to provide its services.
100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.
Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.
Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Ride On St. Louis exists to promote health and enrich lives through love, joy and holistic healing. Ride On St. Louis is an equine assisted activities and therapies center that uses the movement of the horse to benefit children and adults with disabilities, veterans and the at-risk youth.
ROSL is an equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) center that uses specially selected and trained horses to provide emotional, mental and physical improvements to children and adults living with diagnosed disabilities. ROSL offers therapy (physical or occupational), adaptive or therapeutic riding, sports riding, a Wounded Warriors Program and two summer camps. Our therapy department employs licensed physical and occupational therapists who treat clients on an individual basis. A client's treatment strategy includes equine movement for core strengthening, motor control, balance reactions and developmental sequencing that demand constant sensory input and modulation/integration of this input. Adaptive or therapeutic riding participants are encouraged to perform horsemanship activities directed toward functional goals. Partaking in various activities offers stimulation to muscle groups they may not utilize, problem solving, increased communication opportunities and social and sensory integration. Sports riders train to control the horse and ride to the best of his/her ability. The sports riding classes instruct and condition individuals to be true equestrians and embrace all aspects of the equine world. ROSL is proud to partner with the Wounded Warrior Project through PATH International. The mission of WWP is to honor and empower wounded warriors. The program accommodates service members who have been injured and strives to nurture the mind and body through both the physically healing movement of the horse and emotional interaction. Lesson components may consist of a variety of activities both on and off the horse. Lastly, our summer camps are inclusive day camps open to new clients, current clients, those with developmental, physical or cognitive challenges, as well as able-bodied children who are interested in riding and learning about horses in a welcoming and positive environment. Siblings and friends are welcomed and encouraged to attend. During camp, campers will utilize all of their senses to explore the sight, sound, smell, taste, touch and movement that is inherent to learning about horsemanship.
ROSL operates a 12 week spring session, 4 week summer camp, 12 week fall session and some clients choose to participate in a 4-6 week winter session. In 2015 ROSL provided 1611 EAAT hours to 59 individuals.
All of our services utilize equine movement and equine interaction.