R.O.C.K., Ride On Center for Kids is a therapeutic riding and hippotherapy facility in Georgetown, TX. R.O.C.K., was established in 1998 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit provider of equine-assisted activities in Central Texas. R.O.C.K. began as a dream of physical therapist, Nancy O'Meara Krenek, who continues to serve on the leadership team, serving clients, and assisting in research. The program has grown to over 180 student, a herd of 23 horses, and more then 350 volunteers, and 24 staff.
R.O.C.K. programs are currently divided into the following equine-assisted activities: Therapeutic Riding/Sports Riding assisted clients to ride to the best of their ability. Educational Programs are offered in partnership with local youth agencies and school districts. The Lynn C Christianson Therapy Clinic offers physical and speech therapy. These activities and therapies utilize the partnership with the horse and related equine activities to achieve a variety of goals, including improvement in cognitive, physical, emotional, social, educational and behavioral functioning. R.O.C.K. also serves veterans through the Horses for Heroes program.
R.O.C.K. serves riders from 2 to 85 years of age. Horses are the heart of all R.O.C.K. programs. Horses are carefully screened for health, training and temperament before they are accepted inot R.O.C.K.'s programs. The R.O.C.K. horses are the best, and we are thankful for such amazing horses to partner with.
R.O.C.K. in partnership with the horse improves independence and life skills. Our vision is to be a dynamic leader in equine-assisted activiites through service, research and higher learning.
posted by Jeff ~5/26/2011