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 horseís 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.Disclaimer
Last Updated : 25/03/2013 Back to Top