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Horse-assisted therapy for adults & children with various disabilities, addresses various issues such as:
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Physical disabilities
- Sensorial impairement
- Psychomotor issues
- Behavioral issues
- Learning disorders
- Psychological disorders
- Speech disorders
At every obstacle…
In fact, every session has the objective to work on different areas that will be previously defined with the therapist and the patient:
- verbal and non verbal communication,
- manual dexterity and fine motility,
- and attention.
… look between the horse’s ears!
Every patient gets his or her invitation to follow the movement of the horse. The experience with the animal is a soothing moment where feeling supported, noticing the horse’s body warmth or finding balance will allow the rider to feel unique emotions and sensations.
Would you like to know more about equine therapy? Would you like to spend time with horses? Will you be interested in helping our most vulnerable riders? We will wleocme you with great pleasure and would love to count on your help! Contact us to know more!
Heal & Play
Surely, exercises and dynamics in relation with the defined objective will be proposed to the rider in order to develop and to change while every meeting is a peaceful and joyful moment.
Among all the benefits that can bring horses to the most vulnerable riders, we notice the development of:
- a sense of safety,
- interpersonal relationships,
- verbal/non-verbal communication,
- focus, self-awareness and social awareness,
- balance, flexibility, coordination and balance,
- quality of life,
- relaxation and letting go,
- emotional intelligence and social adaptability.
My daughter was very very happy and proud!
Antonia is doing a fabulous work with kids ! My daughter was very very happy and proud of what they’ve done in few hours Antonia is developing a very different way to discover horses, communication and …ourselves ! Thanks a lot Antonia. We will be back soon !
My daughter can't stop talking about it
“This was truly a magical experience. My 9 year old daughter can’t stop talking about it. She did several liberty exercises with a horse called Ibiza. It was incredible for her to connect with Ibiza. She will never forget this. Thank you Antonia and Ibiza.”
Source of motivation
The horse is the perfect ally to motivate the kid: the equine therapy session is so much more than a horse riding experience. It is enriched by games and dynamics inspired from yoga, mindfulness, NLP (neurolinguistic programmation) and art therapy.
Always connected to the moment spent with the horse, activities and exercises could be given to practice at home: visualisation of a peaceful moment of the session, writing a cart to the horse … It allows to amplify the benefits of the session and to anchor the benefits even more.
From the a first initial session, a test assessing communication, social and emotional skills is to be completed.After that, objectives and goals will be identified. After each session, the therapist writes a report comenting on how the session went according to the objectives. Periodically, an analysis of the therapy effects will allow to value the benefits of the treatment plan.
All for one, one for all
If the sessions are completing a treatment given by other professionals, working together to develop synergy is very important for us.
Warm welcome into our community
Ultimately, we give our sessions at a horse riding school with authentic community of nature and animal lovers.
Every year, the team of equine therapists organises shows and events for the pleasure of all.
Finally, riders will help the horse riding school in some volunteering tasks. Participating to the life at the horse riding school is an another opportunity to feel responsible and engaged.