Whitewater Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Association improves the quality of life for individuals with physical, cognitive, emotional, educational and behavioral disabilities, youth at risk, abused and neglected children and the elderly through equine assisted activities and therapy (EAAT).
In Whitewater programs, individuals ranging in age from young children to those just young at heart, come together with a certified instructor, amazing volunteers and very special horses to experience the thrills and benefits of equine assisted activities.
For the young it may mean learning a new skill, for the elderly it may mean reconnecting with a memory, for others it may mean overcoming a fear, gaining trust or experiencing the movement of a muscle long forgotten. Whatever the primary goal the individual’s sense of accomplishment and joy in achievement is the best measure of success. Smiles and soft pats on the neck of the equine partner are the rewards.
Whitewater programs are available regardless of ability to pay. Funding for the program is received through donations, fundraising, grants and community use membership to Whitewater’s indoor arena.
Whitewater also provides community based and integrated programs, including 4-H, city recreation programs and equine experiences for the elderly.