Equine-Assisted Therapy 

DISCLAIMER: The CAC has compiled lists of autism-related resources in our region to help you save time searching for them on the web. This list of service providers is for informational purposes only and being listed does not constitute the endorsement of the CAC. 


If you would like us to add a resource or update a resource, contact us at 423-531-6961 opt 2 or email info@chattanoogaautismcenter.org

Mending Arrow Ranch

The goal at Mending Arrow Ranch is to provide a safe haven for our students. Each child has to deal with their own set of unique challenges. Their staff wants to give these children a way to experience healing and personal growth through the interactions with their horses. All sessions are private – one-on-one with an instructor. This way every lesson is adapted to each child’s individual’s needs. Their sessions are also provided free of charge to all clients.

Programs include:

  • Dream Catchers - for kids ages 2 to 6

  • LEAP - pairs young ladies with horses for a 90-minute session

  • Brave One - for individuals with special needs, including autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Epilepsy, TBI, and others.

Phone: (423) 305-5586

Address: 627 Red Clay Road, SW, Cleveland, Tennessee
Email: info@MendingArrowRanch.org

Website: mendingarrowranch.org

Phoenix Farms

Scenic City Equestrian Center is focused on educating riders and improving rider’s skills. Their staff strive to train the horse enthusiast to learn proper safety measures and learn the basics of horseback riding. Their goal is to expand the rider’s knowledge so that anywhere they go they will exhibit proper horsemanship skills.

Riders have the opportunity to experience English riding, western riding, vaulting and eventing.  Therapeutic riding is also available with PATH certified instructors.

Location: 981 Wooten Road, Ringgold, GA 30736

Website: sceniccityequestrian,com

Email: sceniccityequestrian@gmail.com

Spirit Horse Therapeutic Riding – Eagles Rest Ranch

Private faith-based facility, nestled at the foot of Lookout Mountain in Flintstone, GA, with over four hundred acres of beautiful Woodsand mountainside trails which are rich in history! ERR has SpiritHorse Certified Equine-Assisted Healthcare Instructors and is a licensed SpiritHorse Therapeutic Riding facility, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our Therapeutic Horseback Riding philosophy is “To Assist Each Individual with Special Needs in Reaching Their Full Potential through Interaction with Horses”. Our motto is “First Words, First Steps”.
ERR provides services for any age individual with mental and physical developmental disabilities, social disorders or youth at risk. We adhere to the SpiritHorse 70 step curriculum which was developed by our founder, Charles Fletcher, through research with the University of North Texas and the Autism Treatment Center in the Dallas area, along with his many years of working in the industry.

Contact: Ginger Brown

Phone: 423-421-3205
Email: ginger@eaglesrestranch.com

Tri State Therapeutic Riding Center – Reinbow Rehabilitation

The Reinbow Rehabilitation Hippotherapy program utilizes the movement of the horse as a treatment strategy for patients to address their individual impairments, functional limitations, and other disabilities. Hippotherapy can improve balance, coordination, strength, sensory integration, motor planning, range of motion, gait, communication and many other impairments.

Contact: Tara Yelliott, PT, DPT at 540-336-6017 or reinbow.rehab@hotmail.com

Contact: Denise Lineberry,  Program Director: 423-399-2517, reinbowriders@gmail.com


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Chattanooga Autism Center

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(423) 531-6961 (option 2)

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