Equine Assisted Therapy (EAT)
The EAT program is a therapeutic riding program tailored to each individual rider. This program utilizes the sport of vaulting (gymnastics on a moving horse) to meet physical, cognitive, and social therapeutic goals. The program provides students with additional support on both sides of the horse for safety and therapeutic assistance. Students ride outside of a saddle and use a surcingle. Riders participate in the program each week for 30-minute therapy sessions. Program activities include vaulting positions (kneeling on the horse, riding backwards, standing up, and more) interactive games with balls, medicine ball exercises, situps, and more. The goals and benefits are different for every child and tailored to their individual needs.