New Kingdom Trailriders
4343 - 16th Street, PMB305
Moline IL 61265
Last Updated 2013-05-14
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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Since 1984, New Kingdom Trailriders (NKT) has provided equine-assisted therapeutic programs for the educational and recreational benefit of physically, mentally, and emotionally disabled individuals in the Quad Cities. NKT is a Premiere Accredited Riding Center of PATH International, and a non-profit, tax-exempt organization.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.
Side WalkingSide walkers work with the rider to make sure he or she is safely able to complete the lesson. Most riders have one to two side walkers depending on need. Side walkers walk alongside the horse and give support and aid to the rider as needed.
Horse LeaderHorse leaders lead the horse during the lesson. The goal of the horse leader is to give the rider as much control of the horse as possible. Some riders just have leaders walk alongside the horse, while other leaders completely control the horse. Horse leaders must have previous horse experience.