Hippotherapy is a physical, occupational or speech therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement. Specially trained PT’s, OT’s and SLP’s use Hippotherapy to address impairments, functional limitations and disabilities in patients with neuromotor and sensory dysfunction.
Adaptive (Therapeutic riding) contributes positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs. Adaptive riding provides benefits in the areas of therapy, education, sport and recreation, and leisure.
Life Skills Training
In an educational setting, horses and the lifestyle that goes along with maintaining horses, provides opportunities to teach critical life and communication skills, improve our non-verbal communication, our focus and attention, our self-esteem and to help us learn to be individuals of exceptional character.
Using our wonderful Equicizer, Dumplin, we will be riding surrounded by a virtual outdoors environment using full room video and interactive iPad apps and other activities designed for each student, and each lesson. Like riding outside…every ride counts, and each will be a new experience designed to help target areas we are working to improve.