How Can You Help?

There are MANY ways you can help LifeHorse!
· Sponsor a banner  for a year $200
· Sponsor a horse for a year $3,600
· Sponsor a child for a year $2,080
· Sponsor a child for a session $320
· Half-sponsor a horse for a year $ 1,800
· Half-sponsor a child for a year $1,040
· Half-sponsor a child for a session $160
· Scheduled monthly donations
· One-time donations
· Volunteer to work with the kids and
horses

 

Physical & Psychological Benefits

Physical:

· Stretching of tight or spastic muscles

· Decreased spasticity

· Increased range of motion of the joints

· Reduction of abnormal movement patterns

· Improved respiration and circulation

· Improved appetite and digestion

· Sensory integration

 

        Psychological:

· Improved self-confidence

· Increased interest in the outside world

· Increased interest in one's own life

· Development of patience

· Emotional control and self-discipline

· Sense of normality

· Expansion of the focus of control

Educational & Social Benefits

Educational:

· Remedial Reading

· Remedial Math

· Sequencing, patterning and motor Planning

· Improved eye-hand coordination

· Visual spatial perception

· Differentiation

 

Social:

· Friendship

· Increased experiences

· Enjoyment

· Independence

Throughout the world, horseback riding has been considered a uniquely beneficial form of therapy. A horse's gait, similar to the human's walk, helps strengthen spine and pelvic muscles, improves posture and coordination, and increases joint mobility. Along with physical therapeutic benefits, horseback riding gives people a feeling of control, a sense of accomplishment, and increased self-esteem.

Therapeutic horseback riding is recognized as one of the more progressive forms of therapy. The ability to control a horse as well as one's own body inspires self-confidence, responsibility, and teamwork. Best of all, it is a thoroughly enjoyable experience, which creates a special relationship between rider and horse, and promotes personal challenge. From the beginning, riders learn balance, coordination, and self-assurance, while receiving therapeutic muscle stimulation.