Since 1998, Buckboard - Located in Gering, Nebraska - has been offering equine-assisted activities and pleasure horseback riding to disabled adults and children. This program combines instruction in traditional horsemanship skills with the concepts of physical therapy. We have assisted hundreds of disabled persons through our unique combination of therapy riding, riding instruction, and recreational riding. The program provides services tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual rider, regardless of age or disability. Buckboard continues to empower individuals with the beauty of horses and is only able to do so by the generous support of its volunteers and donors! Therapeutic horseback riding for disabled persons first began in Europe over sixty years ago. It found its way to the United States in the 1940’s. There are two forms of horseback riding that can be utilized. The form that Buckboard uses, Therapeutic Riding, is the use of horses for any combination of recreation, education, and medical therapy for people with disabilities.
More About Buckboard Therapeutic Riding Academy | Gering NE
Enhancing the quality of life of people with disabilities through participation in equine assisted activities.
The riders enjoy benefits physically, psychologically, behaviorally, and cognitively. They develop increased social interaction, abstract learning, self-awareness, functional mobility, posture, and balance.
Buckboard's Indoor Arena Project In Full Swing!
Buckboard's Indoor Arena Project, our founder's 20 year dream, is moving fast! We have secured the property that was so graciously donated, the contracting bids are in, and we are now ready to raise the funding needed to finally begin the building phase! Buckboard has raised about half of the funds needed to complete this project, so if you or anyone you know would be willing to help buckboard help the special needs children/adults and veterans of this area, you can donate to Buckboard Therapeutic Riding Academy's Indoor Arena Project Fund account at either the Scottsbluff or Gering First State Bank!
Message Buckboard, Kathleen Gatch, or Makinzie Gregory on Facebook with questions!
Or, call 308-783-2319!
Volunteers are always welcome. If you know a child that could benefit from our program please give us a call!
We are currently taking registrations for Riders and Volunteers
Click here to sign up as a rider
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