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Saddle Pals

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UCP Saddle Pals provides weekly adapted horsemanship lessons to people with disabilities, age 4 and up. The program promotes growth, independence, and improved quality of life for our clients. As a result of learning to ride a horse, clients can improve coordination, balance, and posture. Likewise, it helps students develop better self-awareness and self-esteem.

Nationally Accredited Program

Nationally accredited by PATH International, UCP Saddle Pals promotes growth, independence, and improved quality of life for riders with developmental disabilities, helping them:

  • Develop a bond with UCP’s therapy horses
  • Learn responsibilities associated with riding a horse and animal care
  • Expand their knowledge and skills in a fun, supportive environment

UCP Saddle Pals Services are suspended due to COVID-19 complications.

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Check back for specific information when it becomes available. Thank you!

After just one year of riding, Carlianne could walk without falling and climb onto her horse.


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