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Therapeutic Horseback Riding, Utilizing Full Body Range of Motion Exercise

RIDERS | CLASSES | POLICIES| TESTIMONIALS



Every mounted rider in the Pegasus, Equine Therapeutic Riding Program
has a team of four dedicated volunteers…..

• Two sidewalkers, one sidewalker on each side of the rider
• Horse leader
• And a horse of course!

***We are not a pony ride!! ****

During the week, Pegasus has classes for pre-school and home school special needs children. These riders arrive by private automobile. We also have week day classes for adults from the Stroke Recovery Center, Desert Arc and Angel View.

Pegasus pays to bus special needs riders from all three Unified School Districts in the Coachella Valley. Thanks to generous donations.

Saturdays, riders come from all over the Coachella Valley as well as Riverside, Beaumont and Yucca Valley. Pegasus gets referrals from Specialist at Loma Linda, Ronald McDonald and Shriners Hospital. Private Physicians and Physical Therapist also refer patients.


  • We service riders as young as 3 to 93 years of age.
  • All riders must be deemed handicapped by the Social Security System or by the Public School system.
  • Additionally Riders' caretakers or parents must fill out the Pegasus Riders Packet that includes, information regarding the disability and requires a physician signature.
  • Pegasus follows the Public School Calendar for Holidays, and sessions end in May when the weather is too warm for both the riders and our horses.
  • Many of our riders have been coming to Pegasus for five years and new riders join each week.
  • The riders are part of a sports experience by riding a horse, and learn hand-eye coordination playing baseketball and other other routine games.
  • All of our riders make recognizable progress and all are very proud that they can ride a horse!
  • For most of our riders, Pegasus is the only fun, outdoor exercise they receive.

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  • No abusive, threatening, violent or noncompliance behavior will be tolerated on the premises of Pegasus
  • Alcohol and illegal drug use is prohibited
  • No smoking on ranch premises
  • All children must be supervised at all times
  • No running, children or adults
  • No spectators at the rails, only in designated areas
  • No Dogs, exception, service or therapy animals or Director authorized
  • Do not feed horses at any time, it's for the horses safety
  • Do not enter the horse stalls without authorization from Stable Manager or Instructors
  • Adhere to instructions given by Program Director and Instructors
  • Work cordially and respectfully with co-volunteers, staff, riders and guests
  • Follow all safety procedures, rules and regulations
  • Report all accidents, injuries and or safety hazards to Directors or Instructors immediately
  • No cell phones, exception viberate mode for medical reasons.
  • Never talk on the phone when handling riders or horses
  • Policies listed here but not limited to this list will be enforced for the safety of everyone

Thank you, Pegasus Management

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  • Pegasus has class on: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
  • Classes are held October through May in the outdoor arena.
  • Each riding day usually starts at 8:30 a.m. and continues till 12: 30 p.m.
  • All riders / schools are required to be at Pegasus at least 15 min prior to their scheduled class time to check-in.
  • Riders are individually fitted with state safety code riding helmets for their safety.
  • Each class is 30 minutes of (ROM) full range of motion exercise on horseback. Equine Therapy.
  • If you are unable to attend your scheduled time, please call ASAP to let us know. Be sure to get our business card with the ranch phone number for your convenience.
  • If weather is bad in some areas of the desert…DO NOT ASSUME: that it is bad at Pegasus! You can call the ranch at (760) 772-3057 and there will be a recorded message by 7:30 am letting you know if we will be having classes that day, based on the wind, rain, etc..

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Your donation will help provide a much needed COVER / ROOF for the arena.


"You can make a difference."


You Can Help!

To make a tax deductible contribution to Pegasus Therapeutic Riding:

Mail To:

Pegasus Therapeutic Riding
35-450 B Pegasus Court, Palm Desert, CA, 92211
501(c) Non Profit for the Handicapped
Tax ID: 95-3774003
Ph: (760) 772-3057
info@pegasusridingacademy.org