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.

Therapeutic/Adaptive Riding

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 / TherapyEAA / Therapeutic / Adaptive Riding
DescriptionMedical 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 byLicensed occupational, physical, or speech therapistCertified therapeutic/adaptive riding
instructor
GoalsLand-based activities and functional skills individualized to the specific needs of the patientSkills associated with riding a horse and horse-related ground activities
SettingOne-on-one treatmentIndividual, semi-private, or group lessons
PaymentPaid by family. May be billable through
insurance for partial or full reimbursement
Paid by family
TimelinePlan of care individualized to patient. Progress is periodically reassessed to determine need for ongoing servicesCan become a lifelong activity
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Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy

Clinic-based services are also available.

Personal Training Classes

Fitness and exercise sessions provided by certified personal training staff in our state-of-the-art inclusive fitness center.

 

Related Links
American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. (AHA)
Life Spirit Speech Pathology, Inc.
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH)