Horses change lives. They give people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace, tranquility and above all else, they provide hope.

 

hippotherapy

At Horsefeathers our licensed and highly-skilled Occupational Therapists and Speech/Language Pathologists use the horse's rhythmic, repetitive movements to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination, strength, flexibility and cognitive skills.  The horse's movements also generate responses in the rider that are similar to and essential for walking. In addition, adjusting to and accommodating for the horse's movements increases sensorimotor integration. All of this comes together to hone skills that will help a rider succeed at the important activities of everyday living.

While hippotherapy is a medical therapy that requires a physician's prescription, our riders just think of it as fun.


Riding has strengthened her trunk, she’s like a jack-in-the-box. She now has the strength to sit up and stay up under her own power!
— John Smith, father of Abby

What We treat

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Developmental Delay
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Sensory Integration Disorder
  • Stroke
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
 

To learn more about hippotherapy, please visit the American Hippotherapy Association by following the link below

American Hippotherapy Association →