Customized moment by moment to meet the needs of the student as they arise, the therapeutic riding/neurodivergent sessions are designed to engage exploration of the world around us. Whether that begins with the rocks of the driveway or some of the smaller animals does not matter. Eventually we will take that curiosity up onto the back of a horse and explore the natural world together. The rocking movement of the horse aligns the spine and energy systems and reduces cortisol, while simultaneously raising serotonin and oxytocin levels. This means the body is calmed, soothed, and flooded with pleasurable feelings. What's more, it allows the student to be carried in a way that is secure, grounded, and- at the faster speeds- full of joy! From this place the student can begin to engage in the exterior world, activate learning centres in the brain, and retain a powerful sense of calm that becomes a foundation that helps to stabilize sensory issues.
Because each person's needs are so unique, we invite you to come out to the farm with your family for a visit/consultation and we will provide a custom quote based on supports needed. We are able to accept funding through the AFN for children over 6 years of age, as well as through some distributed learning centres.
Unfortunately due to the fact that we are looking for a new location to operate out of, Mountain Horse is not currently able to accept new students for therapeutic sessions. Do you know of a horse friendly property that might be right for us? Please be in touch!!
"I just wanted to tell you that you are AMAZING with Alexa and you have such a calming effect on her. She has so much confidence after just one session."
"My boys benefit so much from their time with the horses and Rose. They are always excited about horse therapy- we even have a special alarm for that day. To see the joy in their eyes and in their bodies is the greatest gift that Dublin could give us. Thanks Dublin and Kera!" -Patti Beale