Equine Therapy Riding Sessions

R 270 per session

What does Equine Therapy benefit?

Autism, ADD, brain injuries, strokes, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, emotional disabilities, learning disabilities and muscular dystrophy to name but a few. Other advantages of Equine Therapy include better balance and co-ordination, relaxation and tension release, improved circulation, muscle tone and the range of motion of joints, better cardio vascular functioning, improves hand-eye-coordination as well as fine and gross motor skills, builds self-confidence, self-awareness, patience and discipline as well as a better understanding of action and consequence.

What to expect during a session:

Sessions are planned by our qualified Equine Therapist, Corinne Gunter according to the specific physical, psychological, cognitive and behavioral goals of every individual.

Therapy sessions will not be strictly limited to therapy, but will also include learning of correct horsemanship (including where to stand, how to handle a horse, parts of the horse, and eventually how to ride the horse on their own.)

A horse or pony will be selected for each session with the individual in mind; this includes choosing the equine friend with the correct temperament or personality type, as well as the correct gait or movement through the back. Our horses are safe, friendly, affectionate and very reliable.

Safety is paramount during these sessions. Even though an instructor will be with them at all times the riders will be requested to wear closed shoes and hard hats while on or around the horses. With very young children parents will be allowed in the arena during the session.

Improvement is normally visible within 3 to 4 months