Therapeutic Equine Services
A program designed to improve the socioemotional, behavioral, and physical well-being of individuals with diverse abilities and diagnoses through safe, goal-oriented equine activities.
Located in rural Stonington, Connecticut, The Light House Homestead and Stables is a 32-acre premiere disability services facility that is home to our Therapeutic Equine Center and LH Works vocational training program; allowing individuals with diverse abilities and diagnoses the opportunity to participate in therapeutic horsemanship, vocational training, and recreational activities under the guidance of industry professionals.
Our therapeutic equine program facilitates positive, safe, and meaningful connections between equines and individuals with cognitive, socio-emotional, behavioral, and physical disabilities through mounted and unmounted equine activities. The facility currently houses seven equines and serves close to thirty clients each semester. Staff includes a Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International certified therapeutic riding instructor, farm director, and a team of dedicated volunteers.
WHO WE SERVE
Individuals ages 5+
Individuals with diverse abilities, needs and diagnoses
Groups seeking educational, recreational, and therapeutic experiences in horsemanship and equine encounters
The Light House Homestead & Stables
340 New London Turnpike
Stonington, CT 06378
860-445-7626 ext. 106
"My son comes out of the barn smiling from ear to ear because he has connected to his world in such a profound and meaningful way. For this reason, this program has been an essential part of his weekly routine and life journey."
We are proud to represent the only PATH accredited facility in New London County.
The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) is the primary accreditation entity for therapeutic equine facilities nationwide. The association publishes a set of annual standards for administrative functions, equine welfare, facilities, client confidentiality, and teaching. PATH accredited standards are required to adhere to this accreditation as well as actively promote an ethical code of professionalism, respect, and concern for safety.