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Therapeutic Carriage Driving Program

The objective of the carriage driving program is to provide a wider-based therapeutic equine experience.

Driving produces many positive effects for participants. There are physical benefits, including improved hand-eye coordination, motor skills, muscular strength, and stability.

There are also improved cognitive skills, such as sequencing and spatial, environmental, and directional awareness. Driving helps students to develop trust, foster communication skills, and enjoy a sense of freedom. We want to enhance each student's self-esteem and confidence, and facilitate development of self-reliance.

Instructor Sandra with Student Chris driving Nora

Driving can be appropriate for many students. For some it may provide a means to prepare for horseback riding. For others who may no longer be physically able to continue to ride, driving can provide a way to remain active in the program. Driving allows us to serve those with more limited mobility.

Sandra Faust is a certified PATH driving instructor.  Three Gaits currently has one horse trained to drive: Nora.


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Sandra harnessing Nora

Sandra harnessing Nora
Lindsey, Sandra and Angela hitching Nora to cart Lindsey, Sandra and Angela hitching Nora to cart
Angela and Sandra driving Nora Sandra and Angela driving Nora
View from the cart Lindsey and Sandra taking Nora for a leisurely walk
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Three Gaits, Inc.     Therapeutic Horsemanship Center
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Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 153     Oregon, WI  53575
Physical Address (No Mail):  3741 Hwy 138 W     Stoughton, WI  53589


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