Using horsemanship to promote equal opportunity, social justice, and respect for all living beings.
Horses for a Change provides high quality riding instruction for individuals of all ages, experience, abilities and backgrounds at Frog Hollow Farm in the Hudson Valley.
We’ve seen for ourselves the healing power that working with horses can bring, whether it’s experiencing riding and horsemanship for therapeutic purposes, or immersing yourself in competitive dressage. And our mission is to share this positive experience with the world!
Whether you’re a raw beginner, want to improve your skills, or training for a competition, we’ll help you get to the next level.
Struggling with a physical, learning, or developmental disability? We can help you develop confidence, well being, and even life skills in a gentle way.
Youth Riding Weeks
Does your child or teen love horses? Treat them to full immersion in horsemanship for their next summer or school-year break.
“We are thankful to Nancy Rosen and her wonderful equine and human teachers for the most wonderful place to become a rider of skill and caring.”
Horses are incredible, intelligent, and responsive creatures. Take care of them and they’ll take care of you… there’s a reason they’ve been human companions for centuries!
But spending time riding and caring for horses is more than just fun—it can help you mentally, emotionally, and physically.
A horse's soothing rhythm, strength, and warmth improve your circulation and muscle tone. Meanwhile, the discipline you get from caring for your mount benefits your mind and spirit, and helps nurture your ability to take on responsibility and feel confident in yourself.
Riding and caring for horses has been proven to:
- Reduce anxiety and boost self-esteem
- Teach patience and focus
- Build relationships and improve communication
- Provide physical activity in a way that is fun and engaging