According to the CDC, 26% or roughly 64 million adults in the US live with a disability. This number coupled with the staggering number of disabled children and youth illustrate that the number of people with disabilities is growing at an alarming rate.
One type of treatment, equine therapy, is poised to address the litany of issues these disabilities present. Hippotherapy, or equine assisted therapy as it is commonly known, is an effective therapeutic tool for people with a myriad of disabilities however consistency and early intervention is key to success. It is simply not enough to do one therapeutic ride or hippotherapy session. Regular, ongoing treatment has proven to be effective in alleviating some of the challenges of being disabled. From trunk and gait rehabilitation, occupational therapy, or emotional therapy, equine therapy can be used to help treat many ailments. .
While it is effective, ongoing therapy can be cost prohibitive as it is rarely covered by insurance which prevents people with disabilities from accessing this therapy. We exist to ensure that every participant has the support to participate fully for the duration of their treatment program, regardless of their ability to pay. Our vision is a world where every disabled person can experience the benefits of equine assisted therapy.
Hippotherapy Helps is enhancing lives today and building a thriving, positive community for tomorrow. We are dedicated to promoting support and solutions throughout the participant’s lifespan and forging a lifelong partnership between our community and it’s members. From the first ride or barn visit, to winning the first dressage competition, Hippotherapy Helps is there to support our community.