Who Benefits from Our Program
Pony Power Therapies’ program operates on two levels: the movement of the horse and the experience of a horse farm. This two-pronged approach provides physical, emotional and behavioral benefits.
Physically when a rider is mounted and sitting in the correct position, the movement of the horse replicates a human’s gait. As a result, the rider strengthens and develops muscles, hones balance and motor control, as well as addresses myriad processing issues. Emotionally riders develop a sense of responsibility and respect for an animal, learn problem-solving skills and increase their ability to focus by participating in horsemanship experiences such as caring for the horses and the equipment. This unique farm environment offers infinite therapeutic opportunities.
While safety is Pony Power Therapies’ chief priority, we strive to make riding accessible to as many participants as possible. Listed below are some of the diagnoses of clients who are riding, or have ridden, successfully at Pony Power. We are proud to have served the special needs community for over ten years.