~ Team Mouse ~
Does one of CATR’s therapy horses or ponies hold a special place in
your heart? Well, now’s your chance to show your support for your
It’s simple -- join your favorite horse’s team, make your own
fundraising page, set a
goal and get started asking your friends and family to Pony Up for
Click here to join!
Mouse is a Selle Français mare born in 1993. You may have seen her in "The Ride," a film shot at CATR that tells the story of a little girl's love of riding and how it has helped her learn to take her first steps. Mouse may be a movie star, but her favorite job is being a therapy horse!
At Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, therapy horses like Mouse
are the foundation of our program. Their forgiving temperaments, calm
spirits and steady gaits bring joy, mobility and achievement to the
children and adults with disabilities who ride at CATR. For each of our
students, a therapy horse can be one of their most meaningful
companions, providing them with a uniquely rewarding and life-changing
We hope you will Pony Up for CATR! A donation of just $25 gives a student the most valuable piece of
their therapeutic riding lesson – a therapy horse!
Area Therapeutic Riding (CATR) improves the lives of children and
adults with disabilities at the area's oldest nationally accredited
therapeutic horseback riding center. Since establishment in 1991, CATR’s
purpose has been to provide quality therapeutic riding sessions.
Ten Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International
(PATH Intl.) certified instructors, 150 volunteers, and twelve horses
together to serve over 150 students each year in three different
programs. Individual Therapeutic Riding Instruction is open to children
and adults with a disability. The Public School Program provides
therapeutic riding and equine assisted activities to students from
special education classrooms from local public schools. CATR’s Veterans
Program delivers horsemanship skills and therapeutic riding to wounded
service men and women.
of CATR’s programs provide an exceptional therapeutic opportunity for
individuals to move beyond their disabilities to find accomplishment
through riding and interacting with horses.
Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding
2669 Hamilton Road
Johns Island, SC 29455