2013 Program Dates
Spring Session: March 18 - May 11
Equine Assisted Therapy and Activity Descriptions
Equine Assisted Activities (EAA) – any specific center activity including: therapeutic riding, mounted or ground activities, therapy, grooming, stable management, shows, parades, demonstrations in which the centers’ clients, participants, volunteers, instructors, and equines are involved.
Adaptive Therapeutic Riding (TR) – mounted activities including traditional riding disciplines or adaptive riding activities conducted by a NARHA Certified Instructor
Hippotherapy (HPOT) – a physical, occupational or speech therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement.
Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) – an educational approach that includes equine facilitated activities incorporating the experience of equine/human interaction in an environment of learning or self-discovery. EFL encourages personal exploration of feelings and behaviors to help promote human growth and development. It may be conducted by a NARHA certified instructor, an educator, a coach or a therapist with special training in partnership with horses to address mental health needs. Goals may be related to self-improvement, social interaction, increased awareness and/or education.
Equine Facilitated Mental Health (EFMH) – inclusive of equine assisted activities and therapies with a focus on mental health issues.
Some of the Disabilities Served at ROAW:
Due to the recommendations from our veterinarian, we have implemented the following weight guidelines for our riders:
We appreciate your compliance and understanding, this is to ensure continued safety for our riders, horses, and staff.
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