Hippotherapy for Kids
Your donation will go towards providing children with one of our most popular forms of therapy, horse therapy. Help children have a fun experience while aiding their recovery.
Hippotherapy is a one-on-one type of therapy and typically occurs year-round until the patient has met their goals. It activates various senses for the rider which creates positive cognitive, physical, and psychological benefits. Horseback riding is considered a reaction-based activity. With each movement a horse makes, a reaction is required by the rider. This repetitive and rhythmic cycle creates improvement of neurologic functions and sensory processes. This leads to reduced abnormal muscle tone, greater control of extremities, trunk core strength, improved gross motor skills, and enhances balance and strength. It also helps improve visual coordination, sensory input, tactile responses, improved attention, increased ability to express thoughts and needs, and improves understanding of visual cues.
Hippotherapy can aid many people with different types of diagnosis. Hippotherapy is most commonly used for cerebral palsy, autism, cognitive disabilities including brain and spine injuries, developmental delays, and genetic disorders. Unfortunately, health insurance does not cover this type of therapy and most children who can benefit from it do not have access to it. Please donate today and give a child the chance at receiving this life-changing therapy.
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