Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy is a therapeutic intervention involving horses used to improve skills. It is sometimes used for children with developmental disorders in addition to traditional physical, occupational, and speech therapies.

The rhythmic movement of a trotting horse is used as a tool to help improve neuromotor control, sensory processing, and even benefits cognitive function.

Learn more from the American Hippotherapy Association!

A child in a helmet is helped to ride a brown and white pony as therapeutic intervention.

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Updated

5/2021