Horses change lives. They give people confidence and self-esteem. They provide peace, tranquility and above all else, they provide hope.
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.
What We treat
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Sensory Integration Disorder
Traumatic Brain Injury
Spinal Cord Injury