Hippotherapy (from the Greek word “hippos” which means horse) is a treatment that uses the multidimensional movement of the horse for riders with movement dysfunctions and or neurological disorders. In hippotherapy, the horse influences the rider rather than the rider controls the horse.
The treatment therapy takes place in a controlled environment of the riding arena, where graded sensory input can elicit appropriate adaptive responses from the rider. Specific riding skills are not taught (as in therapeutic riding), but rather a foundation is established to improve neurological function and sensory processing. This foundation can then be generalized to a wide range of daily activities.
New developing riding sports for the disabled also include:
Social Awareness Activities
INTRA has encouraged several other social activities that include:
- Volunteer programs for overseas students
- Volunteer programs for the challenged
- Social club for the traumatically injured
- Educational center and club house
Volunteer social life, summer barbeques and other events.