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What is Hippotherapy?

Hippotherapy is a treatment technique that can be used by specially trained physiotherapists, occupational therapists or speech therapists, where the movement of a horse is used to achieve a certain physical response in a child.

The child can be placed in various positions on the horse to elicit certain postural, neurological, musculoskeletal or sensory responses. Hippotherapy is used as part of a treatment plan and not a "teach the child to ride" class.