09/25/2020: Leg Up Therapy Board of Directors has unanimously decided to suspend services until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe it is not possible to safely provide hippotherapy / equine assisted activities while following CDC guidelines for social distancing and wearing face masks. Many of the children we treat who have special needs are not able /
willing to wear a face mask and do not respond to others wearing face coverings. We look forward to the day when we can safely
resume our services without putting our clients, volunteers, staff
and their families at risk. Thank you for your understanding.
What We Do
We provide Occupational, Physical and Speech
Therapy in a natural setting with skillfully applied
equine movement to help you / your child reach
Therapy is provided individually or in small groups
of 4 or less depending on the needs of each client.
Our therapists are experienced healthcare
professionals with additional training and certification
by the American Hippotherapy Association.
Join Our Team! Visit our Volunteers page for more information.
Why Therapy on a Horse?
The horse moves the rider’s hips and pelvis in the same three planes of motion as they move when a human walks. This repetitive, rhythmic motion helps organize a disorganized nervous system to improve balance, coordination, and core stability.
• Autism Syndrome
• Cerebral Palsy
• Developmental Delay
• Impaired Cognitive Functioning
• Speech and Language Disorders
• Traumatic Brain Injury
Hippotherapy Helps Anyone
Over 2 Years of Age with:
Therapy Incorporating Equine Movement = Hippotherapy
Hippotherapy applied by certified healthcare professionals can
help you / your child regain / develop motor skills, improve
attention, promote speech and language, improve attention
and focus. Plus therapy on a horse is FUN !
For More Information On Hippotherapy Visit:
Occupational, Physical, Speech Therapy using equine movement is provided x 1 per week for 8 weeks at a cost $130 per individual visit / $100 per group visit. Scholarship moneys to reduce your out of pocket cost may be available.
To make therapy using equine movement provided by certified, licensed healthcare professionals available to all who can benefit
To improve the lives of people with special needs through therapy using equine movement in a natural environment