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We love Dream Catcher L.A.!!! My son, who has cerebral palsy, has been receiving therapeutic horseback riding for a year with this organization. It has been, from the beginning, a very positive experience. The entire staff, instructors and volunteers, are incredibly passionate about the work they do. There is an intuitive understanding of how the relationship with these beautiful horses can help these kids, not just physically but also emotionally. Each program is customized for each rider and Joan, founder and instructor, is remarkable in her ability to connect with each rider. Her energy level is always high and she truly loves each child that comes into the program.Sep 14, 2012Dream Catcher of L.A. Therapeutic Riding Centers's reply
Thank you! We appreciate your feedback!
Joan Blank, an outstanding and professional rider that makes us as parents understand and feel the importance of this therapeutic riding. Yet, she has given as much as support as we need, by having us decide the best days and hours and possibly cancel due to Benjamin condition as she can offer, never lets her guards down. Joan helps on every step of the way, as she leads to reach us parents our goal, and by making i her own goal. Its been a couple of months that we have been taking our son Benjamin age 4yr , diagnosed with cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and as we look back on how he had started to now, Benjamin has improved his sitting and we noticed that his posture is stronger. I have to say thanks to Joan effort and dedication, including her volunteers/staff, by helping those kids with disabilities ride those wonderful horses that she has professionally trained in order to work the best way as possibly, on other words she is a NATURAL.Sep 11, 2012Dream Catcher of L.A. Therapeutic Riding Centers's reply
Thank you very much! We love your son!!!!
Horseback Riding Lessons (for children or teenagers)
Haven't had any lessons yet, but very quick and thorough responses. Seems awesome so far.Aug 15, 2016Verified
Horseback Riding Lessons (for adults)
Wonderful facility, friendly welcoming atmosphere, well cared for horsesApr 28, 2016VerifiedDream Catcher of L.A. Therapeutic Riding Centers's reply
Thank you, Barbara! All of us at Dream Catcher
I went to this address. They are not there. But the people who are at these stables are great and help with kids too!Jun 20, 2013Dream Catcher of L.A. Therapeutic Riding Centers's reply
Hi, Michael G. Sorry, but we have moved to our very own property. 1000 West Carson Street. Long Beach, CA 90810. The people at IEC are not certified for therapeutic riding and they might not be qualified for able bodied instruction either! Personally, I would check what credentials they have for teraching and if they are current!!! I don't believe that they are certified at all. Thank you for the feedback, and I will change the info on Thumbtack! Joan Blank 310 350-1311
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We have an 8 week session for $360. The first lesson is called an "intake" where we assess the rider and consider what horse and tack would be the best for them. then we design a program that is specific to that rider. We teach English and Western riding.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The first lesson is called an "intake" where we assess the rider and consider what horse and tack would be the best for them. Then we design a program that is specific to that rider. We teach English and Western riding.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH, Intl) Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning M.A., EAGALA Certified All our instructors are certified!