There are so many wonderful programs out there partnering with horses to help people heal.
“Horses With Wings” is providing ‘Therapeutic Riding’ services and this article talks about how riding can stimulate “neuropathways, helping kids with physical or mental disabilities”.
Our focus is somewhat different. We provide social, emotional and behavioral interventions, as well as mental health services through work with horses. Our clients are primarily able to ride
without the aid of ‘sidewalkers’ or horse handlers’ but, the motion of the moving horse continues to provide the benefits of brain stimulation. Though our clients may participate in similar activities, from riding through an obstacle course to learning about ‘compound words’ like horsefly and horseshoe, our clients each have specific goals and objectives for the work they are doing. Maybe we are working on increasing focus and the ability to stay on task or perhaps we are we are trying to decrease anxiety.
We work with children as young as 4 years old and primarily we are working one-on-one with a client and their horse.
If you or someone you know is struggling we would be happy to have you come out to our ranch, meet the horses and share more about what is going on. Call or email to schedule a visit!