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......The tiny girl with pink ribbons in her hairtimidly stretched one foot out of the backseat of the silver sedan.  “come on, sweetie” her mother calls to her.  Still unsure, the youngster peeks around the edge of the car door, then squeals with delight as she spots her quarry, a small white pony with matching pink ribbons in her mane.......

So begins the day at Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa.  TROT serves children, adults and elders throughout West Alabama. TROT is the only program in Alabama to employ researched and proven methods of cognitive retraining for our clients with ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders.  Programs are overseen by a licensed clinical psychologist who donates her time and expertise.

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The mission of Therapeutic Riding of Tuscaloosa (TROT) is to enhance individual, family, & group functioning by providing opportunities to develop skills for solving problems, overcoming obstacles, and reaching individual as well as group goals in the areas of physical health, psychological well being and educational development.

                                                               Our vision is to build strong relationships, promote                                                                     positive health behavior, and facilitate learning for                                                                       those with cognitive challenges through Equine-                                                                           Assisted growth and learning activities.  We envision                                                                   being able to expand our services into the community                                                                 at large in order to provide a positive impact.






Our goals are to improve communication,

stimulate creativity in thinking, promote

healthy lifestyles, and overcome educational

barriers.








                                                                                  The mission of Therapeutic Riding of                                                                                               Tuscaloosa (TROT) is to enhance                                                                                                     individual, family, & group functioning by                                                                                       providing opportunities to develop skills                                                                                         for solving problems, overcoming                                                                                                   obstacles, and reaching individual as well                                                                                       as group goals in the areas of physical                                                                                           health, psychological well being and                                                                                               educational development.