Alumni Transitions

Program Structure

Saddle Up’s Alumni Transitions program is a year round program where Saddle Up! Graduates from the age of 19 through their 24th birthday get to work on their mounted riding skills, unmounted horsemanship skills, and vocational skills. Participants are assigned to a weekly, 1.5 hour lesson led by a PATH International Certified Instructor. Lessons operate during the day (no evening or weekend lessons available) and include up to 3 participants.

Progress & Goals

Alumni Transitions will use RIDES® for assessment of mounting/unmounted horsemanship skills and a vocational assessment for additional chores and responsibilities. For more information on RIDES visit our website at Goals will include mounted and Alumni Transitions measurements and are based on the participant’s abilities and input as well as parent/guardian input. At the end of each lesson, participants will go home with their lesson assessment. Participants and their guardians will be updated on goal achievement and mounting/unmounted horsemanship skills via an End of Session Report at the end of each session.


Participants must be between the age of 19 and 24 years old, have a documented disability, and be a graduate of Saddle Up!’s Adaptive Riding program. Participants must be able to have proper head, neck, and trunk control to sit upright on the horse. Participants over the weight limit of Saddle Up! horses (max weight limit is 215 lbs for mounted activities) can participate in the unmounted and vocational activities. Participants must also have the ability to participate in a group, follow directions, and perform job responsibilities.


Saddle Up!’s Alumni Transitions lessons cost $50 per participant. The lesson fee is charged in a lump sum to cover up to 8 weeks of programming.

How do I get my child involved?

If you would like to get your child involved as a participant in our NEW Alumni Transitions program, please contact our Program Department. If you would like to be involved in Therapeutic Riding as a volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Services Director.

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Saddle Up!
1549 Old Hillsboro Road
Franklin, TN 37069-9136
FAX: 615-794-7973

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Program Hours

Monday - Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 8am - 4pm
Please contact us during these hours for assistance. We are closed Sundays & major holidays, except for special events.

If you have questions or would like more information about our program, please don't hesitate to contact us.

About Us

Saddle Up! is the region’s oldest and largest recreational therapeutic riding program, and it is the only one exclusively serving children and youth with disabilities.

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provide children and youth with disabilities the opportunity to grow and develop through therapeutic, educational and recreational activities with horses.