Hippotherapy is the use of horses as a therapeutic tool to help people with special needs.
It differs from horse riding for pleasure in that the therapist manipulates various aspects of the horse’s movement, position, management style, equipment and types of activities in order to achieve therapeutic objectives.
These objectives may include improvements in posture, motor planning, coordination and timing, grading of responses, respiratory control, sensory integration, and attention.
We are currently reviewing the research evidence on the use of hippotherapy for people with autism.
If you are aware of any research, or you would like to share your personal experiences of hippotherapy, please email email@example.com Thank you.
Please see the Advanced version of this page for more information about this intervention, including relevant research studies and details of how we will rank them.
Please read our Disclaimer about this intervention.
Last Updated : 25/03/2013 Back to Top