Hippotherapy & Therapeutic
Riding Lessons at HHF
Horsemanship and horseback riding are excellent treatment tools for many different developmental and rehabilitative needs. Equine therapy provides a unique opportunity to integrate motor, sensory and cognitive tasks. Expressive and receptive communication, physical coordination, posture, strength and balance skills are all involved in the experience of riding. The rider’s intuitive responses are transformed through the instructor’s assistance into functional skills. In addition to riding, other activities, such as grooming, leading and feeding, are also incorporated to facilitate a mutual relationship between student and horse. The natural curiosity that children have for animals also make this type of therapy both challenging and fun!