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The past few years have left many with a strong urge for two things: a little adventure and a lot of healing. CBC Therapeutic Horseback Riding Academy offers both.
CBC Riding Academy is owned and run by Brittney Chambers, a certified therapuetic riding instructor and passionate equestrian. Growing up, Chambers felt that horseback riding was just for white people, but her father encouraged her to push through that limitation and break into the world of horses. Chambers did her high school senior project on therapeutic horseback riding, and after graduating college several years later, Chambers founded the CBC Riding Academy.
In addition to offering horseback riding lessons for beginners and advanced riders, the academy also offers lessons in horse healthcare, management and husbandry. No matter the skills taught, Chambers says the focus at CBC Riding Academy is on the mental health benefits of horseback riding. Chambers explains that the parents of her students often come to her stating that, since starting lessons, their children exhibit much more patience at home, which Chambers attributes to the communication skills one learns through learning how to get a horse to trust you and how to control a horse.
“The skills that the horses taught them — that’s what they take out into the real world,” says Chambers. The high standard her father always held for her as both a rider and a caretaker to her horses is something Chambers hopes to pass onto her students.
Nissan believes the road less traveled is where you find adventure at every turn. Made for Adventure celebrates African Americans who seek adventure on the path less traveled.
The CBC Riding Academy offers group and individual lessons based on both English and western fundamentals. Learn more at Cbcequine.com.