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hippotherapy

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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My son enjoys every moment of hippotherapy he can get. He rides the horse backwards a lot and loves to stroke his horses hair. I thought I would share a picture of his hippotherapy session from this morning... I had a friend tell me "by the way, it gives a whole new meaning to "extended rear facing", doesn't it?" 



by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 3:48 PM
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aidensmomma508
by Wendy on Nov. 9, 2011 at 3:55 PM

LOL Thats so funny way to put it!!! I'm glad he's enjoying it! 

shell3m
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 4:00 PM

LOLOL!!!!!  Love it!!  :)   So cute.  :)

twins0506
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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If you're going to Extend Rear Face that's the way to do it! Lol
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shell3m
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:08 PM

so true Holly, so true!!  LOL

Quoting twins0506:

If you're going to Extend Rear Face that's the way to do it! Lol


jen252007
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:10 PM
My two boys ride too
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jacky7141
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:11 PM
This might sound like a stupid question but what is hippotherapy n what does it consist of
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DyerMaker
by on Nov. 9, 2011 at 11:39 PM


Quoting jacky7141:

This might sound like a stupid question but what is hippotherapy n what does it consist of

not a stupid question at all! Hippotherapy is basically therapy involving a horse. For those kiddos with sensory issues it can either stimulate or calm a child. A therapist (usually occupaitional or speech theapist) comes out and works with the parent and child while the child rides the horse. The horses gait simulates the movement of a human walking. As pictured, It is common for kids to ride splayed out on a horse backward so that his/her entire body feels the movement of the horse. They also get sensory input by touching the horses hair. You have to tug pretty hard on a horse for it be bothered by a child. Also, for some reason, ASD kids find it easier to build relationships and bonds with animals. 

armymomof2brats
by on Nov. 10, 2011 at 8:21 AM

so cute!!

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