To date we have underwritten over 8000 free riding and swimming lessons.
Riding takes place every Monday from 10am to 5pm at the Equestrian Center. Lessons are 30 minutes in duration. Our therapeutic horseback riding instructor, Karen Evans, is a P.A.T.H., pathintl.org, (Professional Association for Therapeutic Horsemanship) Advanced Level Certified Instructor. A 1998 graduate of Equest Therapeutic Horsemanship in Wylie, TX, Karen has worked in the equine assisted therapies profession as both a riding instructor and program director. Karen lives in Corrales, NM where she operates her business “HorsePlay New Mexico” offering training/instruction in classical natural horsemanship. LCC has a special needs riding saddle that is the only one of its kind in the State of New Mexico. To learn more about this amazing piece of equipment, visit independentstrides.com. If you would like a member of your family to participate in the riding program, please contact us.
Swimming lessons are offered two afternoons a week and are 30 minutes in duration. David is an accredited swimming instructor who has had a successful career as a swimming coach for major university swimming programs. Currently, Dave works at Santa Fe Prep School where he works in the Athletic department coaching Cross Country and Swimming along with teaching Middle School PE. If you would like a member of your family to participate in the swimming program, please contact us.
Extra Student Activities
Adaptive Skiing 2015
John “Mad Dog” Romero, adaptive skiing at Ski Santa Fe.
LCC Students Meet Temple Grandin at Arroyo Hondo Ranch
As a child with autism, Temple Grandin struggled to understand why her body went into sensory overload over the simplest of things — bright lights, loud noises and certain touches to her skin.
The noted author and animal science professor at Colorado State University said she considers herself lucky that she was diagnosed early and was taught the importance of basic skills, such as table manners and how to greet people. It’s something she tries to pass on to others who might be in the same situation.
Those like Ricco Romero. Meeting the author at a recent gathering at Arroyo Hondo Ranch, Ricco, 8, who is autistic, was hesitant about shaking Grandin’s hand. But she wouldn’t give in to his shyness… read more