JoyRide Center is located on 10 beautifully wooded acres in Magnolia, Texas. Many tell us that just experiencing the peace and serenity of our property creates such a joy that it is truly like a therapy in and of itself.➳ read more ➳
JoyRide Center was established in 2009 as a Therapeutic Horsemanship Center with the mission of helping people with different abilities find more joy in life through equine-assisted activities and therapies, along with functional/life skills education.➳ read more ➳
Volunteering at JoyRide Center is a rewarding and fun experience! Share in the joys of therapeutic riding by helping people with special abilities in your community today.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of JoyRide Center. They assist riders, help take care of horses, maintain the barn, build beautiful gardens… ➳ read more ➳
The JoyRide Center Preparatory Program (JRC Prep) is a functional Day Habilitation program where adults with disabilities can find joy and purpose in their lives. At JRC Prep, we believe that every individual has a unique gift to offer, and that productivity and connections to others are the building blocks of a joyful life. ➳ read more ➳
JoyRide is always looking for special horses to add to the herd. Potential horses are extensively screened to insure they possess the qualities necessary to be a therapy horse. Therapy horses must be extremely calm, unflappable, sound and enjoy people. ➳ read more ➳
JoyRide Therapeutic Equestrian Center works hard to provide excellent classes in Hippotherapy, Therapeutic Riding, and JRC Prep – Day Habilitation. ➳ read more ➳
JoyRide Center is always busy doing something! Check our Events Page to learn what we’re up to right now! ➳ read more ➳
Our newest program is our Functional Day Habilitation Program, JRC Prep. It is a unique blend of functional academics and vocational training integrated into a worksite. The many facets of JoyRide Center provide rich and diverse opportunities for work-based learning to take place. JRC Prep combines classroom instruction with continuous hands-on work experience. Goals and objectives are based on each student’s needs, and our approach is highly individualized. In order to achieve this level of individualization, we maintain a low student/teacher ratio of six students to one teacher with the help of two mentors chosen from the therapeutic riding program client base. Find out more about this exciting program.
JoyRide Center Therapeutic Riding Program are 45-75 minute sessions that include both mounted and un-mounted activities. Lessons include riding skills, fitness exercises, horse care, arena preparation and team building. Sessions are typically a 3:1 group with individualized goals. Competition opportunities are also available for clients riding in the JRC Therapeutic Riding Program. Horses are an essential part of the team – they facilitate learning, motivation and group skill building. The atmosphere at JoyRide Center emphasizes the “just right challenge” for each person.