Located in North Salem, NY we are able to service children in the Westchester area and Western Connecticut. Hippotherapy allows therapists - physical, occupational and speech therapists to utilize the horses natural movement and disposition.
Hippotherapy is a physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy treatment that utilizes equine movement as part of an integrated intervention program to achieve functional goals. Specially trained therapy professionals evaluate each potential rider on an individual basis to determine the appropriateness of including hippotherapy as a treatment strategy. The therapist then draws up a treatment plan deciding which horse, equipment and activities will promote the riders confidence and overall functional abilities. Therapists with this training know how to manipulate various aspects of the horse's movement that will translate to the rider reaching there goals.