esther m.e. hillner | will faerber| wendy wergeles
Jolene Hugo and Ann Marie Corey
For lesson prices and scheduling contact Jolene Hugo at 812.205.8610
~NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR OUR PROGRAM~
TALISMAN THERAPEUTIC RIDING PROGRAM SPRING OF 2013
We are excited to announce the launch of our therapeutic riding program. Our program will be Instructed by Jolene Hugo (COTA) and AnnMarie Corey (PATH) certified.
Jolene Hugo is an occupational therapist specializing in pediatrics. Ann Marie is PATH certified instructor who ran a very successful therapeutic program Elf N Wood in Massachusetts.
Therapeutic riding is an emerging field in which horses are used as a tool for physical therapy and emotional growth. Not only does riding improve self esteem but it teaches essential skill. Students who participate experience physical, emotional and mental rewards.
For individuals with mental or emotional disabilities, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem. The sense of independence found on horseback benefits all who ride. The therapeutic qualities of horseback riding are recognized by many medical professionals, including the American Physical Therapy Association and the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Individuals of all ages, with a wide range of physical, cognitive and/or emotional disabilities benefit from therapeutic horseback riding and other equine activities. The types of disabilities and conditions served include:
Post Polio Speech Impairments
Spinal Cord Injuries