Tag Archives: Hippotherapy

OT Corner: Horsepower from Within – How Horses Restore Strength and Spirit

By: L A Pomeroy Reprinted with the express permission of Holistic Horse as originally published on their website. “See me. Feel me. Touch me. Heal me.” –The Who “People have a need to touch animals in order to connect with … Continue reading


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Study Backs Therapeutic Benefits Of Horseback Riding

[Source:  Disability Scoop] Horseback riding is frequently offered for people with developmental disabilities and now a new analysis suggests that the activity really does have a therapeutic benefit. In a review of existing studies, researchers found that horseback riding interventions … Continue reading


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Hippotherapy and Children with Autism

Editor’s Note:  Yes, this is a small study, but results were quite significant! [Source:  AJOT via Your Therapy Source]] The American Journal of Occupational Therapy published a pilot study on 6 children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who participated in 45 minute hippotherapy … Continue reading


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With Horses and iPads, Children with Autism Learn to Communicate

[Source:  Science Daily] Luke, a 7-year-old boy with autism had primarily only expressed requests to his parents (e.g., I want a drink), but this past year he was given a 1-pound iPad, introduced to a 1,000 pound horse and a … Continue reading


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OT Corner: Horsepower from Within – How Horses Restore Strength and Spirit

By: L A Pomeroy Reprinted with the express permission of Holistic Horse as originally published on their website. “See me. Feel me. Touch me. Heal me.” –The Who “People have a need to touch animals in order to connect with … Continue reading


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