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Professional Training and Research

Each year, Ride On staff conducts trainings and innovative workshops for new and established professionals.

Hippotherapy and Research
Ride On changes lives. We know this from the 28 peer-reviewed scientific studies on equine movement and from the constant feedback we receive from patients and their families. Therapy Services at Ride On also participates in leading-edge research. Lead by Central Michigan University and funded in part by the Horses and Humans Research Foundation, Ride On is one of several test sites in the nation studying the “Effects of Hippotherapy on Balance and Gait in Children with Spastic Cerebral Palsy.” The study is currently being conducted.

More research can be found at:

Overview of the Literature on Hippotherapy – Summary Review by Tim Shurtleff, OTD, OTR/L

Bibliography of Peer Reviewed Hippotherapy Research – American Hippotherapy Association, Inc.

Hippotherapy Use as A Treatment Strategy - American Physical Therapy Association

Hippotherapy Intervention Strategy – American Occupational Therapy Association

Hippotherapy and Cerebral Palsy Study at Washington University

Hippotherapy is a treatment strategy provided by licensed physical, occupational or speech therapists. Using the movement and sensory input of the horse, the therapist helps the patient achieve improvement in functional areas such as postural control, strength, speech, swallowing, motor control, balance, walking and activities or daily living.

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Ride On Staff, 2017

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