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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Hippotherapy
Building Access
  • Meets ADA standards
  • Accessible areas of building: Front Desk/ Reception Areas, Parking Area, Ramps

Staff Training and Certification
  • Staff Training: Adapted Physical Education/ Therapeutic Recreation, Physical Therapy or PT Assistant, Occupational Therapy or OT Assistant, Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors

Participants Served
  • Age range of participants: 18 months to 20

Adaptive Equipment
  • Adaptive equipment available
    Horses are trained and equipment are adapted to meet the needs of riders with disabilities.

Membership Fees
  • Fee to participate in the Program : Sliding/ Adjusted fee scales or discounts are available.

  • Accessible by Public Transportation: Yes

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


Hippotherapy is an intensive one-on-one therapy session with a licensed physical therapist who utilizes the horse itself as a therapy tool.

While walking, the horse moves in a three-dimensional pattern similar to the action of the human pelvis during normal, upright walking. Difficult to duplicate in the traditional clinical setting, the result offers an improved potential for walking and normal hip development in disabled individuals. Upper body benefits include improved hand/eye coordination, posture and balance. The on-site physical therapy room is often used in conjunction with Hippotherapy, depending on an individual's needs. Truncal muscles are stimulated by using a variety of movements, allowing speech to come more easily. Interactivity and play are utilized to reach children within the Autism Spectrum, encouraging and rewarding engagement and reciprocity.