Scooter’s Place is located in Monroe, WA. We are here to serve all our local communities so that they may have a barn where they can come and enjoy horses, no matter what ability. While we are happy to welcome children and adults of all abilities, we’ve found our niche is working predominantly with people who are on the autism spectrum, shy, ADHD, physically challenged, or who simply need a supportive environment at a more individualized pace. All of our lesson horses are rescues chosen specifically for their gentle temperament, patience and ability to work with all types of children and adults.
Equine therapy can provide layered benefits for both the rider and the family. We have seen the incredible progress that both children and adults with all sorts of challenges can see with regular lessons. They help with core and muscle strengths, preventing bone weakness and joint dislocation, promoting confidence and communication skills, facilitating balance, and enhancing hand/eye coordination. Time in the barn can also help with concentration and memory, develop friendships, reduce anxiety and promote self-esteem.
Who is Scooter?
Scooter was Carrie’s childhood horse and serves as both our namesake and the inspiration behind our programs. A rescued, off-track Thoroughbred (OTTB), Scooter enjoyed great success as a Hunter Jumper competitor for many years. After retiring from the competition circuit, Scooter was Carrie’s first lesson horse and taught literally hundreds of children how to ride. Scooter recently passed away at the amazing age of 35 but his spirit lives on every day through the work that we do.