Our Team provides therapy for children and adults to address physical, sensory, and social concerns, using a variety of treatments and therapeutic methods.
Our staff and volunteers are committed to give the support needed to maximize each individual’s results and help them achieve their goals. Licensed therapists administer and manage each therapy session, using a diverse range of therapeutic tools selected based on the needs of the individual. Equine Assisted Therapy and Therapeutic Riding and Horsemanship are strategies used in our treatment plans.
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Horses can be an emotional mirror for humans. They respond to the feeling state we show. They are herd and prey animals, which means that they have a strong emotional sense and use this sense as a survival tool; they feed off of and respond to other horses in the herd. If one horse in a herd is scared, the others will become frightened. They respond similarly to humans. If a person approaches a horse with anger, the horse will respond by shying away or becoming stubborn. Horses never hide their emotions.
Because of these qualities, horses can be used to help people heal from a variety of physical issues.
In relation to physical rehabilitation, the rhythmic movement of horses assists heavily with motor and sensory problems. Along with the number of ways horses are beneficial to the mental and physical well being of humans, they also create a fun sense of community where people can come and connect to nature.
Treatments benefit: Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Delay, Hypotonia, Speech / Language Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Genetic Syndromes, Sensory Integration Disorders, Spina Bifida, Traumatic Brain Injury
“There is something about the outside of a horse, that is good for the inside of a man…”
“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.”
-Sharon Ralls Lemon