One of our most exciting “Life Steps” Programs is Medina Creative Therapy Ranch (MCTR), offering therapeutic horse riding for individuals with disabilities. MCTR is located at 5200 Lake Road, Medina. This program is also offered to our campers as part of the “Life Steps” Summer Camp, and is now open for sessions.
Our therapy instructors are certified through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH). They utilize horses to help enhance participants riding skills, motor control, postural control, balance, teamwork and independence. Therapeutic riding allows riders to acquire the ability to control a horse as well as their own body, inspiring self-confidence, and responsibility.

  • To view our Medina Creative Therapy Ranch brochure, click HERE.
  • To download the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch Registration Packet, click HERE.

Medina Creative Therapy Ranch
5200 Lake Road
Medina, OH 44256


To join a group lesson, you can:

  • Fill out the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch Registration Packet located located HERE
  • Stop in at the J.K.R. Community Room at:
    1120 N. Huntington St.
    Medina, Ohio 44256
  • Or call 330.591.4434 with questions
Quarter Horse – 14 years old

Spirit was our very first horse in our program. He is our all-around horse and is used for all riders in the program including our typical lessons.

He is special because he is calm, nurturing and can be used for beginner riders. Hannah McDermott is our volunteer exercise rider for Spirit.

Welsh Cob Pony – 6 years old

Biscuit is very nurturing! He is kind and loves to lick our riders and volunteers. He is especially great for our children in the therapeutic riding program.

Biscuit is also great for our intermediate and advance typical riders. Biscuit truly loves to play with his horse friend Willow. Rachel Piero is our volunteer exercise rider for Biscuit.

Halflinger – 8 years old

Willow is our fun and playful horse. He makes people laugh with his antics such as standing in front of a cone in therapy class and picking it up with his mouth. He loves attention!
Willow is our weight barer and is very strong and sturdy. He is also ramp trained and great for all level of riders. We are currently in need of a volunteer exercise rider for Willow.
Bashkir Curly Horse (hypoallergenic horse) – 12 years old

Twister is our newest addition on the ranch and is the perfect size for our program! He is great for riders who are allergic to horses and loves working with children and adults in the therapeutic setting.

Twister is very quiet and has lots of fun. He has Mounted Police Training, is ramp trained, and has trail ride riding experience in Hocking Hills. He is also Western trained and loves to get into the arena and show us what he’s got!


Miniature Horse – 11 years old

Rio is a cutie and has been deemed our program’s mascot! Small children are able to ride him with a horse leader and sidewalkers.

Rio does everything. He attends parades and fun Medina Creative Housing events. Rio loves attention but don’t let his small size fool you – he acts like he is big horse! Please visit him while your at the barn

Peter and Jack

Our rabbits were donated to our program by a young teenager who rescued and revived them from  poor conditions. Peter and Jack are now healthy and thriving in a handmade rabbit condo.

The rabbits are used to help calm both children and adults who have anxiety prior to riding. Petting them helps individuals to relax and give them a sense of contentment.

Both rabbits are very friendly. Check them out when you come to our barn!

We are in need of volunteers to lead horses and/or to sidewalk next to riders with disabilities. No experience is necessary as all training will be provided. Please call 330.591.4434 if you are interested.

To download our volunteer packet, please click HERE.