Specialized Equine Services
and Therapeutic Riding


We are happy to announce that IDNR and Giant City Stables have notified us that we are able to offer therapeutic riding sessions.

Specialized Equine Services is following COVID 19 guidelines from the State of Illinois.

Specialized Equine Services and Therapeutic Riding

Equine Therapy is a widely used therapeutic tool for the physically handicapped, as well as for treating a wide variety of psychological and mental disorders.

When riding a horse, the human body moves as it does when walking.  The slow, rhythmic motion of a horse stimulates the body and works the rider's muscles in a manner similar to the human stride.  This repetitive motion cannot be duplicated in any clinical setting.  Our therapeutic riding instructors combine riding skills with lesson plans designed to enhance the physical, cognitive and emotional well being of our riders.

Ramona Twellman is a PATH Certified Riding Instructor and an International Society of Rider Biomechanics Coach.


Our mission as Specialized Equine Services is to provide exceptional therapeutic services, through trained accredited and dedicated professionals and volunteers, improving the quality of life for those in Southern Illinois.

Press Release

Equine Therapy for Vets: IDNR Partners with Marion VA Medical Center

WSIL News article on Therapeutic Riding

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