Physical Address:                   Mailing Address:

10 Trundlebed Lane               P.O. 247

Kensington, NH                     E Kingston, NH 03827

03833

carriage-barn@comcast.net

(603) 378-0140

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Hippotherapy

What is Hippotherapy?

Hippotherapy is a term that refers to the use of the movement of the horse as a treatment tool by Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech- Language Pathologists to address impairments,  functional limitations, and disabilities in patients with neuro-musculoskeletal dysfunction. Hippotherapy is used as part of an integrated treatment program to achieve  functional outcomes.

What are the benefits of Hippotherapy?

In hippotherapy, the patient engages in activities on the horse that are enjoyable and challenging. In the  controlled environment, the therapist modifies the horse’s movement and carefully grades sensory input. Specific riding skills are not taught, but rather a foundation is established to improve neurological function and sensory processing. 

Our Programs

Therapeutic Riding

What is TR? 

Therapeutic riding is an equine-assisted activity for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of individuals with special needs.

What are the benefits of TR?

Research shows that people who participate in therapeutic riding benefit physically, emotionally, and mentally. The benefits of therapeutic riding have been recognized by many medical professionals, including occupational, physical, speech, mental health, and recreational therapists.

Lessons are offered on a private and semi-private / group basis.

 

Benefits include improved:

  • Physical strength & conditioning

  • Cognitive abilities

  • Self-confidence

  • Communication

  • Relaxation, recreation & socialization

  • Flexibility, balance, coordination, postural alignment, range of motion

Therapeutic Adaptive
Carriage Driving

What is carriage driving?

Carriage driving gives participants an alternative to riding, opening up the world of horses to those who may be unable to ride due to weight, balance, fatigue, allergies, asthma, fear of heights, the inability to sit astride, or other issues. It can also provide the client with a unique movement experience. Therapeutic Driving is about imparting knowledge of safety, horses, harnessing, and driving skills using teamwork.

 

What are the benefits of carriage driving?

Benefits include improved:

  • Physical strength & conditioning

  • Cognitive abilities

  • Self-confidence

  • Communication

  • Relaxation, recreation & socialization