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Front Range Exceptional Equestrians (F.R.E.E.)

Therapeutic Horsemanship

Welcome to F.R.E.E.

We are an organization that provides equine-assisted activities for people with special needs. BASED IN FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, our trained volunteers and certified instructors provide classes at Colorado State University (CSU) and Legacy Stables.

What is therapeutic horseback riding? People with physical, cognitive or emotional needs benefit greatly from horseback riding. For those with physical challenges, riding a horse moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, which improves flexibility, balance and muscle strength. Therapeutic riding helps those with cognitive issues to plan and to process instructions. Individuals with emotional challenges gain increased confidence, patience and self-esteem.

Learn more about equine-assisted activities.


International Accreditation

F.R.E.E. is recognized as a Premiere Accredited Center by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.).

Achieving FREEdom one hoof beat at a time

Mathew has gained so much confidence and his balance has improved tremendously.                                                                  Cindy U.

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