Our certified “Horse-Boy” riding professional rides double with smaller children, and assists from the ground with older clients.
EquiTeam provides a “yes environment” (redirection and clear communication to avoid saying the word “no,” which is often used in the autism world) to address these three core behavioral challenges of children on the autism spectrum:
- repetitive behaviors
- social deficits
- language abnormalities
EquiTeam’s goal is to provide an environment in which families dealing with autism can find respite from man-made and industrial stimuli – which are known triggers for chronic episodes, seizures and tantrums of an individual with autism. The therapy promotes communication and teaches skills for looking at situations in new ways.
The bottom line is that the Horse Boy Method really works. When this is combined with the already proven Equine Assisted Learning model that EquiTeam Support Services currently utilizes, the joint program offers limitless success.