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Benefits of Animal Assisted Therapy

Cognitive Benefits

During a session, the rider's hearing, vision, sense of smell and sense of touch are simulated by the horse. Our programs can improve:


Attention span // Concentration // Task Sequencing // Motor Planning // Sensory Integration // Tactile Awareness

Physical Benefits

The horse's walk creates a three dimensional walk like that of humans, allowing the riding to receive the same benefits of walking or jogging as if they did for themselves. The rider also practices coordination and balance by working on postural control through riding and mounted activities. Our programs can improve:

Muscle Tone // Strength // Endurance // Posture // Balance // Range-of-motion // Coordination​​

Emotional & Social Benefits

Horses have a positive effects on a rider's ability to be empathetic and trusting.They can improve a person's social skills, attention, tolerance and reactions to sensory input in the classroom, as well as better communication and self-regulation at home.

Self-esteem // Self-confidence // Self-reliance // Judgement

We can serve those with:


  • Autism

  • Anxiety

  • Dementia

  • Depression

  • Developmental Delay or Disability

  • Down Syndrome

  • Emotional or Behavioral Disorder

  • Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders

  • Genetic Disorders

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Learning Disability

  • Muscular Dystrophy

  • PTSD

  • Speech or Language Disorder

  • Stroke

  • Terminal Illness

  • Violence, Abuse, or Trama

  • Visual Impairment

  • And more..

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