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How Horses Can Help

Riding and working with horses allows participants to learn through visual, auditory, and tactile methods. These interactions with the horse allow participants to explore their environment and gain new life skills through experiential learning. Establishing a partnership between horse and rider builds trust and increases confidence as they learn to work together.

The natural three-dimensional movement of the horse cannot be replicated in any other therapeutic setting. The horse’s constant motion engages both mind and body as the rider adjusts to maintain balance. As the horse’s body swings side to side, lifts up and down, and rocks back and forth, the human mind must problem-solve to stay balanced and re-balance with every step. This transference of movement from the horse to the human body motivates the rider to stay focused while strengthening core muscles, increasing flexibility, and engaging the mind.

Who Benefits from GAIT’s Services?

GAIT TRC was established so that people of any age with almost any disability could be addressed and aided by our equine activities and therapies. Our services and programs teach the participants to interact with others in positive ways, to communicate more effectively, and to improve their social skills.

Participants ages 2 – 80+ with cognitive, emotional, physical, and/or behavioral challenges are welcome, including those with but not limited to:

  • Children/ adults with developmental delays
  • Attention Deficit Disorder Spectrum (ADD)
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Down Syndrome
  • PTSD
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Prader Willi Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Cancer Survivors

Additionally, veterans/service personnel, cancer survivors, and youth identified by their schools with “at-risk” behaviors benefit from our Equine Facilitated Learning and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy programs.

Our Vocational Training Program helps young adults with special needs transition to other job sites and work opportunities.