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(38.75936,-90.85773)
 

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Mission Statement

TREE HOUSE of Greater St. Louis (formerly known as Therapeutic Horsemanship) provides equine-assisted therapy for children and adults with physical, mental, or developmental disabilities.

Horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait, thus allowing riders with physical disabilities to improve their flexibility, balance, and muscle tone. Individuals with mental and emotional disabilities form a unique relationship with the horse that leads to increased confidence, patience, self-esteem, and independence.

Description

Volunteers walk beside the horse, assisting with the balance and stabilty of the rider. We also use volunteers as horse leaders during the therapy sessions...and some are horse handlers who groom and tack our horses. NO HORSE EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! We train all our volunteers. We also have grounds and office work available for volunteers.

Website

http://www.thstl.org

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Reviews

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Would you recommend TREE HOUSE of Greater St. Louis?

by Carol C. (2009-08-26 15:04:51.0)
Working with children with disabilities has been an amazing experience for me. It's very rewarding to help these kids have new experiences and learn new things, and they are grateful for everything we do for them. The kids love every minute they spend on the horses, and the horses seem to love them, too. All the folks who work at Therapeutic Horsemanship, all the volunteers, all the kids and their parents are great. I love it and recommend it. (And I love the horses, too!)
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