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Programs for Children

Children have always been at the heart of TROT's program. Our first programs were designed for them over forty years ago. Our young riders develop special relationships with their horses and their team of side walkers. Lessons conclude with with big smiles and a hug for the horse!

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“Smiles were a while coming, though we knew they were there. Last week, to the delight of his volunteers and his instructor, for the first time, Jacob laughed out loud!”
– Mary Vardi, about Jason M

Programs for Adults

Adults can reap the benefits of therapeutic riding in various ways, and our trained horses are especially reassuring to adults. We have three different programs which address different needs of adult riders.

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“Almost three years of outstanding therapy and life experiences with Sierra Ohrel and her team of four-legged master teachers at TROT is the best medicine I’ve had in my PTSD healing journey.”
– Reta Nickles-Johnson

Programs for Veterans

TROT is proud to offer a fine therapeutic riding program to the men and women of Southern Arizona who have served their country. The program offers physical and social benefits to the riders. “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Winston Churchill

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“I’m a veteran of the US Navy. I have a spinal cord injury and was informed about TROT. When I visited TROT I found a very caring and helpful staff ready to teach me the fundamentals of horseback riding. My goal was to ride in the Tucson Annual Rodeo Parade and thanks to TROT I fulfilled my dream on February 21, 2013. ”
– Joseph Bailey

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Hoof Prints – Fall 2014
The Fall 2014 edition of our TROT newsletter, Hoof Prints, is ready to read! Read more ›

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Yesterday, we lost our dear friend, Bisbee. Bisbee was an astonishing 30 years old (though you would never have known it based on his daily gallops around the pasture), and he had been a hard-working, well-loved TROT horse for almost 13 years (the last 2 years in retirement). Despite his advanced age, Bisbee had been in great health. He thoroughly enjoyed being groomed by volunteers, flirting with all the TROT mares, and playing in the turnout with his friends, Wizard and Fiesta. Sadly, Bisbee suffered a bad bout of colic early yesterday, and due to the severity of the colic, TROT staff made the decision to humanely euthanize him. Bisbee died peacefully surrounded by people who loved him.

Many thanks and our deepest condolences to Diana Madaras who donated Bisbee to TROT.
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