Independent Practitioners, Mentors and Official Centers

hbt5starHorse Boy Tribe: have at least two certified members, fulfilled at least all requirements for Horse Boy Method 1 and Horse Boy Learning 1.
hbt5starHorse Boy Method: fulfilled at least all requirements for Horse Boy Method 1 and offers services with horses.
hbt5starHorse Boy Learning: fulfilled at least all requirements for Horse Boy Learning 1 and offers kinetic learning services without horses.

Practitoners, Mentors and Tribes are rated from Basic Practioner/Mentor through 5 Star Practitioner/Tribe and 3 Star Mentor depending on the courses the individual member has completed. Horse Boy cannot gurantee a Practitioners, Tribes, or Mentors services but all people listed here have fulfilled all requirements for their level including but not limited to video submission of work with children and horses, case studies and testimonials.

Basic Practitioners/Tribes/Mentors are only qualified to offer "One-Family-Sessions", 2 Star and higher Mentors and Practitioners can work with more than one family at a time and offer Horse Boy Pladyates. Independent over night Horse Boy Camps can ony be run by 4 Star or higher Practitioners.

Horse Boy Certified Centers

Stacey Ryder - Reins From Above Therapeutic Riding Center

600 Ryans Ln
27520 NC
Reins From Above is a 501c3 non-profit organization and PATH International center member that provides horseback riding as therapy to children and adults with special needs. The gentle rhythmic motion of a horse stimulates the body and works the muscles of the rider in a manner similar to the human stride. Because the horse's gait is similar to the human walk, this particular therapy strengthens and supports the natural motion of the spine and pelvis. Riding and the living interaction between horse, student, and staff, foster self-confidence, trust, and the pride that comes from mastering a new skill. The team, which includes horse and human, helps in the healing of the patient with special needs. Every member of the team is chosen carefully and specially trained to perform this very important job. Benefits of our program include improved confidence, and self esteem, balance, flexibility, range of motion, muscle tone and strength, behavior, ability to stay on task, quality of movement, and decreased need for medication. Research shows that those who participate in hippotherapy and therapeutic riding can experience physical, emotional, and mental rewards. A special bond is established between horse and rider which encourages unconditional love, trust, and self-worth. This bond is an integral part of our program. The unique relationship formed with a horse can help improve interpersonal relationships. All riders can benefit from increased confidence and coping skills.
  • Horses
  • Minis
  • Donkeys
  • Dogs
  • Deer
  • Trails
  • Swings
  • Pond/Creek/Pool/Waterfront
  • Bathrooms
  • Outdoor Arena
  • Indoor Arena
  • Round Pen
Practitioner, Mentor or Tribe Acreditation:
  • Horse Boy Method 1: Rider
Date first certified: Sept 2011
Date last Continuous Education : May 2013

Stacey Ryder - Reins From Above Therapeutic Riding Center

600 Ryans Ln Clayton, NC USA 27520

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Basic Method Practitioner
  • Horse Boy Method 1: Rider

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