We Are A Hippotherapy Campus
Riding of Tulsa
We specialize in providing adaptive multi-faceted horse therapy services to children with special needs.
We offer many interactive and cutting edge horse therapy solutions. The uniqueness of equine assisted activities and therapies lies in the gait of the horse. A horse’s gait has a three dimensional swinging motion that creates a dynamic therapy tool for the rider, enabling the rider to experience up/down, forward/backward, and side-to-side motion – all the while stimulating muscle, brain, emotional, and social activity.
As the horse moves, the rider is constantly thrown off-balance. In an atempt to rebalance the rider, muscles are required to contract and relax which can lead to:
- Improved posture control and balance
- Increased muscle tone and strength
- Greater range of motion
- Decreased spasticity
- Better hand-eye coordination
- Reduction of abnormal movement patterns
The repetition of patterned movements required in controlling a horse quickens the reflexes and aids in motor planning which can lead to:
- Development of learned skills
- Tactile awareness and sensory integration
- Improved application of direction
- Greater skill at sequencing and patterning
- Increased motor planning
Riding provides excitement and the sense of achievement of working independently as well as with a team, which can lead to:
- Increased self-control and awareness
- Better emotional control
- Greater self-awareness and self-confidence
Being involved as a rider creates a shared interest and experience on which to build a social foundation, which can lead to:
- Friendship building
- Increased experiences
- Improving social skills and cooperation
Brooke Vincent is a PATH International certified therapeutic riding instructor and also a certified rehabilitation counselor (CRC). She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Kansas and an MS in Rehabilitation Counseling and Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her training also consists of horseback riding and instructing experience. This unique background provides her with the ability to teach proper horsemanship as well as take into consideration the different needs of riders and disability accommodations.
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Therapeutic Riding of Tulsa
18454 E 111th St Broken Arrow, OK