With horses in their own environment
Equine therapy, or hippotherapy, is a set of activities for complementary rehabilitation. They are designed, executed, and evaluated by technical experts putting people and horses together in an environment designed to intervene in the different areas that encourage the full development of the subject.
Workshops for school groups
Furthermore, we organize 4-hour workshops for school groups, the main objective of which is to create environmental awareness, and to discover benefits of human-animal connections. The workshop is adapted to school children with and without disabilities.
Disciplines integrated in the equine therapies
Physiotherapeutic treatments as a processing tool and on a neurophysiological basis performed with and on the horse, and led by physiotherapists specialised in Hippotherapy.
Psychopedagogy with horses
Psychological and pedagogical interventions, as a processing tool, with horses and its environment, led by psychologists and pedagogues specialised in psychopedagogy with horses.
Adapted horse riding
This is the most sporting part of equine therapy requiring specialized people, not only with horse riding, but also with significant training in special needs.
Occupational equine therapies
Occupational equine therapies assume the pinnacle of occupational therapy in the equine world. On the one hand equine therapies are used as a means of integration into daily activities and on the other hand as a means of entering the workforce for people with disabilities.
What can equine therapies do for you?
Equine therapies report many benefits providing, gently, an important influence in several human development areas such as psychological, socioemotional, motor and communication areas, …
Increase self-esteem and self-confidence
Encourage emotional self-control
Work on basic psychological processes: perception, memory, motivation, attention...
Develop instrumental function of language
Record and automate of the locomotion pattern.
Increase elasticity, agility, muscular strength, and balance
Stimulate respiratory, and circulatory system
Stimulate peristaltic movements of the intestine.
Equine therapies contact
Equine therapies coordinator
Maura Fernández Cárdenas
+34 955 655 835
Aznalcóllar. Centro Ecuestre la Noria
Brenes. Centro Hípico La Boticaria.