We all know kids, teens and perhaps even adults, who struggle with ADHD. They have trouble staying focused and on task, struggle to complete one thing before moving on to the next, and many other things including some self-esteem/self confidence issues created when they ‘fail’ at tasks and see themselves as different or less than their peers.
At one point it was believed the ADHD was strictly something that you were ‘born with’. However, there is growing evidence, that though genetics play a large role, there are many other contributing factors that can exacerbate or if managed, minimize the symptoms of ADHD. This great article in ADDITUDE Inside the ADHD Mind provides information on several factors that can influence ADHD symptoms.
What’s most interesting to me, is that work with horses can help address not only the behavioral issues (lack of focus, impulsivity, etc) but certainly work on stress reduction and provide an opportunity for exercise.
We work with children as young as 4, teens and adults, so if you or someone you know is struggling with ADHD, why not give us a call or send us an email to schedule a visit? We’ll show you around, introduce the horses, learn more about what your dealing with and share how we may be able to help.