Helping brain injury survivors and their familes rebuild confidence and tackle new challenges. Begin Again Ranch and the horses are ready to help you navigate the TBI recovery process. I offer individual and family coaching sessions for TBI survivors and their caregivers utilizing my horses. I am a TBI survivor myself and working with horses is a wonderful alternative to help you get your life back on track. This is a coaching session - not riding or training.
Our gentle and calm horses give people with all kinds of disabilities the opportunity to experience a new type of therapy. The multidimensional movement of the horse helps a rider's muscle tone, flexibility, balance and provides countless other benefits, including independence. Riders participate in many different activities to help them achieve goals set before they start riding, and they continue to set new goals as they progress. Big View Ranch Equine Therapy offers individual and group therapeutic riding instruction. All classes are taught by a North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) certified instructor.
Hippo Therapy, Hydro Therapy
- Contact Name
- Theresa Covey
7554 S. Mt. MarcyLittleton, CO 80127
- (303) 972-6216
The Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center (CTRC), a nonprofit located in Longmont, Colorado, was founded in 1980 and is the oldest and one of the largest therapeutic riding centers in Colorado, and one of the oldest and largest in the country. We are a Premier Accredited Center under PATH International. Our mission is to promote the physical, psychological and social well being of people with special needs through the interaction of a therapeutic team consisting of a horse, instructor and volunteers.
Currently CTRC serves participants through three program areas: Therapeutic Riding, Hippotherapy and the Mini Troopers. Weekly, we serve between 100-150 children and adults with a wide range of physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities. Including many children and adults with brain injuries. Each week CTRC utilizes the services of an average of 250 trained volunteers and 20 well trained horses.
Therapeutic Riding is the core of our programs at CTRC. Certified instructors, with trained volunteers, assist riders to learn riding and horsemanship skills while working on therapeutic goals. As participants in Therapeutic Riding, riders gain a sense of freedom and independence, experience accomplishments, interact socially, and learn new skills in a pleasurable environment.
Hippotherapy comes from the Greek word "hippos" meaning horse and translated means "treatment with the horse”. Clients in hippotherapy work one on one with a licensed, credentialed therapist utilizing the movement of the horse to achieve functional outcomes.
Mini Troopers utilizes a miniature horse and handler partnership to facilitate the well-being of populations with special needs who are unable to come to CTRC due to a myriad of reasons. The goal of “Mini Troopers” is to bring the animal assisted activities (AAA) to the individual(s).
Even though CTRC does not file Medicaid we do accept Medicaid if an outside source is filing. We also try and keep our cost for Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy as low as possible.
- Contact Name
- Jan Pollema
P O Box 2675Loveland, CO 80539
- (970) 663-4200
"Heartstrings & Hoofbeats" is a PATH Int'l (Professional Assoc of Therapeutic Horsemanship) Center in the DTC area. The movement of a horse perfectly mirrors the walk of a human. Research is currently being conducted to see if as a result of this patterning, synaptic connections may be reinforced. Excercises to cross the proprioceptive system are incorporated. Sequential processes (1,2,3 steps) are reinforced as needed. Equine facilitated mental health activities/stress and anxiety-reduction are popular. Our horses are the co-therapists. They are nonjudgemental, accepting and listen well. We do our best to match clients to the appropriate horse. Each horse has a different "gait" or movement. In addition, each horse reacts differently to TBI clients. Some are much better with the angered and frustrated client; some horses are better with the withdrawn or silent client. At our Center, we have 2 registered PATH certified instructorsd (formerly NARHA) .
- Contact Name
- Eileen M. Breen
4951 S Beeler StGreenwood Village, CO 80111
- Other Notes
- Sliding Scale
We provide Equine Assisted Mental Health and Learning, Riding Instruction, and Horse Boarding.
We provide physical, occupational and speech therapies that specialize in, but are not exclusive to, hippotherapy services for special needs children and adults. We are run out of Colorado State University in the foothills campus and primarily serve Larimer, Weld, Boulder and Denver counties though all surrounding areas are welcome.
Primary diagnoses seen are cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, developmental delay, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Tumor, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Spinal Cord Injuries. Hippotherapy is a powerful treatment tool, specifically addressing many impairments associated with TBI such as balance, core strength, sensory input, vestibular input, coordination and processing deficits just to name a few. Please visit the website to learn more. www.myheroestherapy.com
The Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center strives to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities or special needs through equine assisted activities and therapies.
I work with people who are experiencing difficulty with transitions in their life. Many times changes in health, roles, jobs or even location can bring about feelings of depression, anxiety and self-doubt. I work on all levels of health:physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. I am a highly interactive and enagaging therapist, inviting the client to be an active particpant in their healing anf growth. I meet people in a traditional offcie space, in the outdoors and also in sessions working with horses. I have worked for many years at Craig Hospital with people with spinal cord and brain injury assisting them to learn about themselves and their inujures and also about adjusting to life after such a major change. I would be happy to talk with oyu on the phone to see if working with me would be a good fit for you or a family member. My offcie space is located in the Institute for Life & Care, 7935 E. Prentice Ave., Suite 111, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.
We offer theraputic riding taught by PATH Intl. certified instructors.
- Contact Name
- Taryn Hillman
12345 W Belleview DrLittleton, CO 80127