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Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center

Cause Area

  • Animals
  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • People with Disabilities

Location

3254 PASEO RDCOLORADO SPGS, CO 80909 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The Colorado Springs Therapeutic Riding Center is a not-for-profit corporation committed to delivering the highest quality therapeutic riding to individuals with special needs. We provide equine-assisted activities to those with physical, cognitive emotional, behavioral and learning disabilities.

Description

The Colorado Springs Therapeutic offers 2 forms of equine-assisted therapies: (1.) Therapeutic Riding and (2.) Hippotherapy (HPOT).(1.) Therapeutic Riding involves equine activities organized and taught by certified PATH International Instructors to persons with disabilities or diverse needs. Students progress in equestrian skills while improving their cognitive, emotional, social and behavioral skills. (2.) Hippotherapy (HPOT) is a physical, occupational or speech therapy treatment strategy that utilizes equine movement. This strategy is used as part of an integrated treatment program to achieve functional outcomes. This type of therapy is performed by experienced and licensed physical therapists, occupational therapists, or speech pathologists.

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