Trial Horse Program
Each year, as horses retire from our program, new horses must be identified and trained to participate in the program. Little Bit has developed a six-week trial horse program that follows industry best practices and is a model for other therapeutic riding centers. Over the six-week trial, a horse is assessed by the instructors, therapists, and equine staff to see if she/he will perform well for participant needs. The trial horse program was established to ensure that the horses who come into the program are a good fit for our participants. Horses must have characteristics such as a patient disposition, willingness to work hard, and a calm temperament.