Thursday, 30 November 2017

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I would like to invite you to download the Horsy App (release 2.1) available on Play Store (for Android devices) and on IOS store (for Apple device).

Please look for this icon  
 and follow the link:

Or follow the QR Code for horsy app

Monday, 27 November 2017

Benefits of Therapeutic Riding in Autism
Questionnaire for the teachers/trainers of therapeutic riding
Please follow the link

           QR Code of this Form

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Home or school activities activities before the therapeutic horse riding classes

In the case of children with autism (but not only for them) very helpful are some school activities (at home or at school) which prepare the child for therapeutic horse riding classes. 

For example, in Poland, we use special book prepared for this kind of classes by the Polish Hippotherapy Association (PHA). The book is available in Polish and English.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Organizing space and objects

Well organized space and objects to operate for children with autism spectrum disorders (but not only for them) is very important. It helps the child to focus on a specific activity, facilitates decision making and the learning of therapeutic riding session protocol.

One part of this could be preparing for the each one horse the whole set of equipment at the same color.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Leading a horse by the patient

Leading a horse is a very important part of the therapeutic session. The child learns a patience (must to wait for the ride) and to proceed according to the established order. Also this part develops self-confidence of the child. 

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Therapeutic riding session protocol

Therapeutic riding session protocol prepared for the needs of  the Project HO.R.S.E. includes:

1. Greeting to the horse and the therapeutic team
2. Grooming the horse
3. “Dressing up” the horse (pad, belt, etc.)
4. Horse leading by the child (with the assistance of the therapist) for one or two rounds in the arena
5. Mounting
6. Exercises with the child on the horse
7. Dismounting and farewell with the horse and the therapeutic team
8. Horse care
9. Arranging materials (pad, belt, etc.)