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Equine Therapy

For thousands of years the bond between man and animal has proven to be effective in creating an emotional, healing bond. Horses are used by physical, speech, and occupational therapists to reach their patients on a personal level through what is referred to as “hippotherapy.” Children with autism also benefit from equine therapy due to the motor, emotional, and sensory sensations that come with riding a horse.

Individual and family services are available to those looking to make positive life changes. Youth and adults are all welcome to experience the empowering sessions with our team of certified counselors and staff in an accepting and judgement free environment. Individuals find their place in the supportive, non-judgmental herd of horses and ponies.  In the presence of a horse, you learn how to be true to yourself, build positive relationships, make appropriate choices, and become more self-confident.

“My son didn’t want to go to bed last night because he didn’t want the day to end. It was “better than the Octonauts’ Amazon Adventure.”  And he was sad to leave… His favorite part was “All of it.””

Parent of Participant with Autism

“He has had some good days and some not so good days but I have started talking to him about the horses and he lights up and was able to reintegrate into the classroom!”

Educator of Participant with Autism

“So many therapists gave up on my son and I was told there was nothing more.  I called the farm to talk about the program as a last resort. The social worker and the experiences with the horses brought my son and our family to a new level of relationship.  My son is doing well, is in school, is freed from the anxieties that kept him in bondage from having a healthy kidhood.  He is NOT on meds.  Our family is back in balance!!!!”

Parent of Participant

“Being in the presence of the horse, changes your mood and can last even after you leave the stable. The horse helps with leadership…how to make smart choices to keep you safe.”

Participant

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