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What we offer………………………………….
Therapeutic Riding: facilitated by PATH, Intl. Certified Instructors. (Ground lessons are also provided for those who may not be cleared to ride, and to enhance the ability to reach personal goals)
TR uses equine assisted activities for the purpose of contributing in a positive nature to cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of people with disabilities. Therapeutic riding can provide benefits in the area of therapy, education, sport and recreation and leisure.
A disability does not need to limit a person from riding horses. Experiencing the motion of a horse can be very therapeutic. Horseback riding rhythmically moves the rider’s body very similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength. Horseback riding can provide recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities to enjoy the outdoors and farm life.
Using a skilled PATH Certified Instructor, skilled therapy horses and carefully trained volunteers, therapeutic horsemanship can help make improvements in participants for the following areas: cognitive, emotional, social/behavior. Many PATH centers as Serenity Farm also work with physical disabilities as: cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, TBI, autism, ADD, ADHD, anxiety and depression. Adding to the list is working closely with at-risk youth, veterans, victims of domestic and sexual abuse, children of abuse and foster families. Therapeutic riding gives those with special needs a grand experience of rewarding benefits.
Hippotherapy: facilitated by Licensed Physical Therapist, certified by both PATH, Intl. and American Hippotherapy Association, Inc. Serenity offers Physical Therapy only.
The term Hippotherapy refers to how our physical therapist professional uses evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of the equine movement to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to achieve functional outcomes. Hippotherapy becomes a part of the patient’s integrated plan of care.
Equine Assisted Learning:
Well trained staff and volunteers with extensive qualifications in education, human development, and therapeutic services provide direct learning experiences for a wide range of ages and variety of social-economic backgrounds. Each experience contains class specific activities, opportunities for self-assessment, team building, career exploration, positive peer-pressure and much more.
Team Thunder: co-facilitating teams. Equine professional holds certification by either PATH, Intl or EAGALA or OK Corral.
Our mini horse miracles are carefully selected and trained to provide hours of emotional support. Team Thunder is on the road from April through beginning of October to visit over 15 Senior Citizen locations, Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Schools and Public relation events as well.