What is Equine Therapy
"Equine Therapy is a form of therapy that involves interactions between patients and horses. Equine therapists will usually teach many lessons on ways horses learn, react, and follow instructions in comparison to the lives of youth themselves. Currently there are 782 accredited therapeutic riding sessions in North America and 4,544 certified riding and driving instructors."
Proposed Mountain Ability Center and Equine Therapy
The preliminary concepts for the Mountain Ability Center began with the dream of equestrian therapy. It was important to preserve the connection with the existing barn and historical housing. The concept has a strong axial frame which gives a sense of history, strength, and permanence to the ranch. These buildings represent the historic core and will maintain the character of the place. The original structures will have the same use except for the 1960's home is to be used for on-site employee housing. The new arena is to be placed in proximity to the barns and pastures to retain the connection to the horses. The community center, just south of the arena, creates a new core with open plaza space and a welcome center.
A full plan for equine therapy and community center was developed through the joint efforts of Utah State University, Mountain Luxury and Carbon Architects. Encompassing approximately 10 acres to work in conjunction with future uses for interested parties. It would be our pleasure to guide through this vision of possibility for the Hinckley Ranch but is by no means a requirement of purchase.