This article provides some good basic information about autism and even mentions “creative” therapies – that would be Equine Therapy!
Actually there is a lot of evidence based research on the physical (Hippotherapy) benefits of working with horses and though our clients do realize theses benefits, our program focuses on addressing the social, emotional and behavioral issues. We confer with the “treatment team” (teachers, clinicians, care givers and physicians) to create client specific, appropriate and realistic goals. These goals might include increasing focus, decreasing impulsive behaviors and boosting self-esteem – all things that can happen while working with horses!
We invite you to visit the ranch, meet the horses and learn more about our program. Call us to make arrangements for a personal tour.