Improves posture, movement, neuromuscular functions, sensory integration and speech through constant individual direct intervention, from either a physical or occupational therapist. The therapy structure is similar to that of a clinic, with the horse as a primary tool of intervention. Requires a physical therapy and/or occupational therapy prescription.
Therapeutic Power Hour
Includes equine activities offered in a group structure, which is used to address performance areas problematic to the child or adult. Areas of focus are cognitive skills, motor planning, visual perceptual skills, social interaction and sensory processing. Family, therapist and equine instructor collaborate to generate goals unique to each child or adult's needs.
Therapeutic Sports Riding
By addressing each rider's individual needs, independence is the goal in this program. PFPs sports riders develop riding skill, stable management skills (horse and tack care) and have the opportunity to join one of our show teams. We offer Special Olympic, NSBA, and AQHA horse show opportunities.
Equine Facilitated Learning
For reasons that may forever be unknown, the horse holds a special captivation and an innate power by having the capacity to surround us with healing energy. This program fosters positive risk taking, leadership, social communication, independence, mental attitude, motivation and teamwork.
Heroes on Horses
Our Heroes on horses program assists military veterans by providing equine activities, therapies, and riding programs tailored specifically to the needs of each veteran. Veterans of any age can benefit from the equine facilitated therapies/riding offered at Partners For Progress. Benefits may include increased balance, coordination, muscle strength, self-esteem, and self control along with developing riding skills.