Welcome!!! Welcome to the OAT website. OAT provides therapeutic horseback riding for the disabled.
A horse’s gait is similar to the human walk and throughout the world horseback riding is considered a uniquely beneficial
form of therapy. Therapeutic riding has been shown to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination and motor
development, and in addition improves physical, psychological, social and cognitive well-being. In addition to
the health benefits; equine therapy also teaches the rider skills in horsemanship.
Established in 2008, OAT is located in the farming and ranching community of Dalhart, Texas and the surrounding
northwest Texas panhandle area. OAT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is overseen by
a board of directors. Our organization will rely strongly on the volunteer and financial support of the local community
as well as financial support we hope to gain outside the community through corporate, state and national organizations.
Whether you are a potential participant, volunteer, or donor we hope you enjoy this website and that
it will answer any questions you may have about our program. test