MTR’s services use the healing and therapeutic power of horses to improve the physical health and well-being of children and adults with physical, emotional and developmental disabilities.

Our participants also include veterans and wounded service personnel dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, depression, anxiety, and amputation.

MTR uses the healing and therapeutic power of horses to improve the balance, strength, muscle tone, self-image, self-confidence, and quality of life for individuals with special needs.

What Services Do We Offer?

Activities with our horses can make a real impact on the lives of a wide variety of individuals. Therefore, we offer a specific range of programs. Specifically, we look to improve mental and behavioral health through the power of equine-assisted activities and therapies. These programs include:

  • Equine-based psychotherapy
  • School groups and summer camps
  • Education and mentoring
  • Therapeutic riding and hippotherapy

For more information about our services, please feel free to reach out today. You can contact Maryland Therapeutic Riding today at 410-923-6800. You can also learn how to get involved with MTR as a volunteer. Overall, you can embrace this opportunity to make an impact in the community.

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Theraputic Riding

This program is designed to teach individuals with physical, cognitive, and/or emotional challenges the skills necessary to ride a horse. Instruction is provided by PATH Intl. certified instructors. The minimum age to enroll in our Therapeutic Riding program is 5 years old.

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Hippotherapy

Private occupational, physical, or speech therapy sessions with licensed therapists who are specially trained to incorporate the use of equine movement to facilitate a specific treatment outcome. The minimum age to enroll in our Hippotherapy program is 2 years old.

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Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy

EFP is an interactive process in which a licensed mental health professional working with or as an appropriately credentialed equine professional addresses Mental Health and Behavioral Health goals through activities with horses. The minimum age to enroll in our EFP program is 8 years old.

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Equine Services for Heroes

Provided at no cost to veterans, active duty military personnel, and first responders who have been injured in the line of duty, participants work with our specially trained horses, staff, and volunteers to gain emotional, cognitive, social and physical benefits from our equine assisted activity and therapy programs offered on the farm.

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Summer Camps

MTR offers two weeks of summer camp for MTR participants to enjoy a fun filled week of fun in the sun while gaining riding and horsemanship skills in a safe and supportive environment.

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School Groups

A unique opportunity for schools to incorporate therapeutic riding as part of their weekly curriculum. For additional information, or, If interested in discussing how your school may benefit from the services provided at MTR, please contact us, at (443) 494-3018, or, at info@mtrinc.org.

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Day on the Farm

Specially scheduled event that is open to any group interested in experiencing and learning more about the wonderful world of horses. MTR can accommodate groups of 8-20 participants for two hours for this event. For additional information, or, if interested in scheduling an event, please contact us, at (443) 494-3018, or, at info@mtrinc.org.

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Education and Mentoring

As a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Int.) Premier Accredited Center, we are proud to offer PATH approved workshops in addition to those we have developed for continuing education of EAAT professional and those seeking the various PATH credentials and mentorship towards certification.