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3620 Kildaire Farm Rd
Cary , NC 27518
The CORRAL Riding Academy is a non-profit group operating out of Cary, North Carolina dedicated to bettering the lives of troubled teens and rescued horses. We do this by using horses as a vessel to promote healing, growth and lasting life change. The unique structure of CORRAL is based on five components: horseback riding, vocational training, tutoring, equine-assisted learning & Psychotherapy (EAL & EAP), and mentorship. The design of these components allows participants to not only gain equine knowledge and skills, but also develop the behaviors, attitudes, and skills necessary for success in life beyond horses.
Participants are referred to CORRAL from agencies within their communities, including Human Services, local Police Departments, Juvenile Justice, and school administrators. We are a preventative diversion program and, therefore, strive to create an environment for lasting healing and freedom from risky behaviors. Candidates are selected through an application process which measures their levels of risk and commitment. Selected participants will demonstrate both a high level of risk and a high level of commitment. Once asked to join the program, participants must commit to a minimum of one year, however, the vision is to shepherd each girl through the remainder of her middle and high school years.