There are three kinds of therapy we offer at Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center: Mental Health, Physical, and Occupational. Read more about each below:

Mental Health

Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center partners with Juniper Mountain Counseling to provide mental health services that include horses and the farm environment.  Including horses in mental health counseling, psychotherapy, or social work is emerging as an effective experiential treatment technique. Clients get “outside of four walls” and experience the connection between themselves, horses, and the natural world.

The horses' sensitivity to subtle changes in their environment makes them perfect partners for those seeking to improve their mental health. Due to their sensitivity, horses react and respond to people differently based upon the person's emotional state. This provides the client and the mental health professional with information regarding the client's moods and changes within those moods. If a client arrives anxious the horse will act and respond one way. If the client is able to reduce his or her anxiety, the horse's behaviors will also change. This provides a plethora of information and skill-building opportunities for both the client and the mental health
professional.

At Healing Reins, mental health professionals use equine-assisted mental health and farm-based activities as therapeutic techniques. These techniques address a wide range of goals and client needs. Clients that can benefit from this type of counseling include adults, teens, children, families, veterans, service members, and more.

Please contact Penny Campbell for more information on our Mental Health Services.

Physical

Through a collaborative effort with Treehouse Therapies and Trudi Trygg, PT,  Healing Reins offers both pediatric and adult physical therapy that includes horses and the farm setting. Clients spend 30 minutes on the horse before going to the clinic for the second 30-minute half of their session.

Physical therapists use the walking patterns of the horse as part of their integrated plan of care. The walking patterns help their clients to improve core strength, postural stability, balance and coordination, joint mobility, endurance, gait, sensory integration, and to increase overall function. The movement of the horse is multi-dimensional and stimulates what a normal walking pattern should feel like. It is rhythmic, consistent, and predictable.

Conditions or diagnoses that can benefit from physical therapy using the movement of the horse include: Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Postural Instability, Genetic Syndromes, Functional Curvature of the Spine, Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Dysfunction, Developmental Delay.

If you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please contact Treehouse Therapies at 541- 389-1814 for pediatric clients and Trudi Trygg at 650-303-8526 for adult clients, and fill out the participant information form below.

Physical Therapy Participant Information Form

Occupational

Through a collaborative relationship with Treehouse Therapies, Healing Reins offers pediatric occupational therapy that utilizes horses and the farm setting as a treatment tool. Clients spend 30 minutes with the horse before going to the clinic for the second 30-minute half of their session.

Occupational therapists use the walking patterns of the horse as part of their integrated plan of care.  The rhythmic motion of the horse paired with other standard intervention strategies. This helps clients to improve fine motor control, sensory integration, play and social skills, attending to tasks, self-regulation, and daily living skills in a progressively challenging manner.

Conditions or diagnoses that can benefit from occupational therapy using the movement of the horse include, but are not limited to: Spina Bifida, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Downs Syndrome, Dyspraxia, Hypotonia, Developmental Delay, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Processing Disorder, and Traumatic Brain Injury.

If you are interested please contact Treehouse Therapies at (541) 389-1848 and fill out the participant information form below.

Occupational Therapy Participant Information Form