Equest is located at Spring Creek Farm in Lyman, Maine with 150 acres of fields and forest offering a peaceful and nurturing setting. The unique sights, smells and sounds of the farm environment are a refreshing departure from a conventional clinical setting and provide a great opportunity for experiential learning.
Equest is a Premier Accredited Center of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA). We offer a safe, inclusive and professional program to address a variety of physical, cognitive and emotional challenges.
With the help of trained therapy horses and a team of instructors, therapists, masters of social work and volunteers, students are taught the foundations of equine behavior, horse care and horsemanship skills appropriate for their age, needs and level of ability. Physical and occupational therapists, retained for consultation and evaluation, work with instructors and primary caregivers to develop individualized riding plans with educational, recreational and therapeutic goals.
Equest is accredited in three categories of therapeutic riding. The bulk of our program falls under General Therapeutic Riding, while two additional specialty categories called Hippotherapy (direct treatment by a PT, OT, or Speech Therapist, using equines as a movement tool) and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.
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