EQUINE ASSISTED ACTIVITIES
Equine Assisted Activities (EAA) are any activities within an equine environment, mounted or non-mounted, where the goal is skill attainment, education, recreation, and/or leisure.
Taught by specially trained instructors certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl), therapeutic/adaptive riding lessons develop horseback riding skills in individuals with disabilities. The goal of adaptive riding lessons is for each client to reach his/her highest level of independence in mounted and non-mounted equine activities.
Lessons may be private, semi-private (2 riders) or group (4 riders).
|Clarification Between Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT) and Equine Assisted Activities (EAA)|
|EAT / Therapy||EAA / Therapeutic / Adaptive Riding|
|Description||Medical treatment (OT, PT, SLP) utilizing the movement of the horse as a treatment|
strategy to address functional goals
|Recreational activity providing horseback riding lessons for individuals with disabilities|
|Completed by||Licensed occupational, physical, or speech therapist||Certified therapeutic/adaptive riding
|Goals||Land-based activities and functional skills individualized to the specific needs of the patient||Skills associated with riding a horse and horse-related ground activities|
|Setting||One-on-one treatment||Individual, semi-private, or group lessons|
|Payment||Paid by family. May be billable through|
insurance for partial or full reimbursement
|Paid by family|
|Timeline||Plan of care individualized to patient. Progress is periodically reassessed to determine need for ongoing services||Can become a lifelong activity|
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Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy
Clinic-based services are also available.
Personal Training Classes
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