Equine Assisted Services
The vision of Horses of Hope Oregon is to provide opportunities for participants to find health, happiness, and healing through horses. To do this each of our programs are designed to address the individual needs of each participant whether that is cognitive, physical, emotional, or behavioral. We meet the challenges of those with but not limited to, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, PTSD, autism, and ADHD. Participants of all ages benefit from the movement and innate behavior of the horse to connect with people and reflect their emotions back to them. Equine Assisted Services help to develop strength and balance, flexibility, confidence, problem solving, and empowerment.
Interactions with horses help people gain independence and self-esteem. We strive to find what each person is capable of and tailor each session to the participant’s goals. Horseback riding is linked to cognitive and emotional benefits and physical improvements in balance, motor skills, sensory integration, and muscle strength.