Discover Texas Tech: Therapeutic Riding Center
Open year-round, Texas Tech's Therapeutic Riding Center serves up to 75 riders a week.
"We see anything from ADHD to muscular dystrophy to spina bifida," Kelcee Lewis, the Center's volunteer coordinator and office manager, said.
The facility offers three types of horse-assisted therapy to people with disabilities across the South Plains, including hippotherapy, therapeutic riding and equine counseling and wellness. Located about eight miles southwest of campus, the Therapeutic Riding Center relies on students and other volunteers to keep its operation up and running.
"Volunteers are completely necessary for what we do out here. If we didn't have them, we could not facilitate all the lessons that we do," she added.