Who We Are
Bridges at Worthmore is committed to setting the standard of professional excellence for how horses and other therapies enrich, empower, and improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. Most people recognize the term "therapeutic riding". And yes, therapeutic riding is part of what we do. However, there is so much more. Equine assisted activities and adaptive riding encompass the physical, emotional, and mental well-being of a person.
Bridges is a Center Member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.). Our therapies are customized to meet the individual needs of children, youth, and adults. This begins with an individualized assessment and a goal oriented program designed to help each Bridges participant be successful. Bridges staff offer collaborative care and can link families with the services and support they need. Bridges can help individuals with learning disabilities, depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism, Traumatic Brain Injury, substance abuse, as well as those with other physical or emotional challenges.
Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
Not all therapy using horses involves riding. Unlike therapeutic riding, EAGALA teaches Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) which instead focus on experiential, ground-based activities. The EAGALA treatment team (a Mental Health Professional and Equine Specialist) works with the client in creative horse-centered activities designed to address specific treatment goals, producing spectacular results. Often during a session, the horse or experience can initiate an “Aha” moment that impacts that client’s way of thinking or behaving. After the session, the client takes away key experiences and can begin to make lifelong changes.