Tuesday, May 15, 2012


I'm not sure who was more traumatized: Ben who suffered through, terrified of the horse and the strangers surrounding him, during his first hippotherapy session, or Max who was dropped off at a new friend's house and was found lying in the fetal position, screaming, "I want my mommy!", covered in buckets of tears and snot, when I returned to pick him up just an hour later. Whew! Can't wait for next week (note heavy sarcasm)!

Despite Ben's guarded reaction, studies of hippotherapy have revealed countless benefits including increased coordination and balance and improvement in overall tone, speech, and confidence. We've done hard things--we can do this!

Add Hippotherapy to the list of weekly therapies:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Vision Therapy (at home, in office, and weekly playgroup)
  • Orientation and Mobility
  • Feeding Therapy
  • Developmental Therapy

1 comment:

melissa said...

ippotherapy is irreplacable in my book, and not just because I love horses. I have done research on it. It is amazing!! I want to open a hippotherapy center soooooo bad. I am so happy Ben has this opportunity.