New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding in Bowling Green, KY


New Beginnings Therapeutic Riding (NBTR) is a non-profit 501-C3 organization, dedicated to serving individuals with disabilities and enhancing their lives using the power of horses. NBTR is a PATH International Premier Accredited Center (one of only four in Kentucky!).


Our goal is to…

  • Strengthen the minds, bodies, and souls of individuals
  • Encourage self-esteem, confidence and coordination
  • Foster the ability and freedom to be mobile without artificial aides
  • See positive changes in riders – spiritually and physically

Here is a therapist’s view on what goes on at New Beginnings…

Therapeutic riding provides an opportunity for students with disabilities to experience the power of movement in a safe and fun way. The benefits are numerous. The student is positioned atop a horse for input of movement and activity. While on the horse, students can be involved in therapeutic activities to promote gross and fine motor skills, cognitive and social skills. The horse becomes the unique tool used by the teacher to engage the student in various ways in the awesome and unique environment of the great outdoors, which provides necessary sensory input. Enroll today to provide this awesome opportunity for your student with special needs. – Karin J. Foster, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist