Winston Churchill once said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”  This is certainly true at Free Rein Center. At Free Rein, horses and humans are partners in learning. Free Rein instructors, volunteers, and horses help children and adults with autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, physical limitations, and a wide range of other disabilities enjoy such benefits as increased flexibility, balance and coordination, enhanced gross and fine motor skills, improved posture, and self confidence.

Free Rein also offers courses for adults and children on such themes as spirituality, grief, and confidence-building.  Free Rein is an affiliated member of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH International), formerly the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA), which also certifies our organization’s experienced instructors. Our program utilizes the human-horse connection as the therapeutic agent in working with diverse groups ranging in age from childhood to senior citizen status.

While a variety of therapeutic riding programs have grown up around the Western North Carolina area, Free Rein is the only program of its kind in Transylvania County. Free Rein lesson fees are kept low to assure participation by all who might benefit, and scholarship assistance is available to all who qualify. Free Rein is a 501.c.3 nonprofit organization.

For more information on Free Rein news, and events, or to find out about lessons or volunteering, click on the tabs above, or to get in touch with us, visit our Contact page.


Free Rein Center
P.O. Box 1325 Brevard, NC  28712
Email us