ERIC Number: EJ766503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Hippotherapy and Therapeutic Riding Highlight!
Apel, Laura, Comp.
Exceptional Parent, v37 n6 p28-34 Jun 2007
Horses have always been appreciated by humans for their strength, beauty, and gentle demeanor. Children, especially, have gravitated toward them and many experience their first horseback riding lesson at a young age. However, horses can play a very different role in the lives of children and adults with disabilities. Hippotherapy is physical, occupational, or speech therapy that uses the movement of the horse as a treatment tool. Through both hippotherapy and therapeutic riding, organizations all over the country are bringing the experience of horse-related therapies to those in need and changing the lives of individuals with special needs and their families. This article highlights some of the wonderful riding centers across the country that truly understand what horses can offer to children and adults with disabilities.
Descriptors: Therapy, Recreational Activities, Horses, Disabilities, Children, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Adults, Profiles, Psychomotor Skills
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