A DIFFERENT KIND OF THERAPY
We welcome individuals, families, rehabilitation centers, hospitals, and schools to come and see our facility. Our services include equine-assisted physical therapy and therapeutic riding. We not only seek to treat the client, but we also seek to heal and strengthen the whole family.
Taught by PATH, Intl. certified instructors, therapeutic riding is a developmental riding therapy program. This program utilizes horseback riding for clients with physical, mental, cognitive, social or behavioral challenges.
Our staff of PATH, Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding instructors provide premier expertise in equine-assisted therapy and are committed to creating customized care objectives and realizing set goals.
This program utilizes horseback riding for clients with physical, mental, cognitive, social or behavioral issues, as well as teaches riding skills. Our center serves individuals through group or private lessons.
Our passion and generous donors fuel our program. We have been blessed with a skilled, caring staff and it is our greatest pleasure to share our knowledge. We have seen the dramatic healing and hope brought to clients through the use of our amazing herd of horses.
THERAPEUTIC RIDING BENEFITS INCLUDE:
- Learning problem-solving skills
- Improving the ability to stay on task
- Helping to develope patience and empathy skills
- Increasing flexibility
- Developing of balance
- Increasing fine and gross motor skills
- Promoting strength
- Improving coordination
- Boosting self-esteem and self-confidence
Horses 4 Heroes
Horses 4 Heroes provides equine-facilitated therapeutic riding to meet the needs and improve the lives of military veterans and their families. Horses 4 Heroes utilizes the relationship clients form with horses to address many of the challenges that arise for veterans who have suffered trauma in the line of duty, helping them to adjust physically and emotionally to their post-war lives.
Prior to each session, we enjoy a group lunch where friendships are made among our heroes. This is a great opportunity to share stories and experiences with brothers and sisters. We take pride in serving those that served.
Physical Injuries that can benefit from Therapeutic Riding or Physical Therapy:
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Horses 4 Heroes helps address emotional and mental issues such as:
- Anger Management
- Employment/Educational Readiness
- Distress Tolerance
- PTSD and Stress-related Injuries
- Substance Abuse
Our licensed physical therapists use the variable rhythmic and repetitive movement of the horse to simulate healthy pelvis movement in humans. The sensory input provided by the horse helps to increase or restore the balance, coordination, flexibility, strength and/or endurance of patients. Partnered with the treatment strategies of the physical therapist and your physician’s prescribed treatment goals, physical therapy on horseback offers an alternative approach to improving mobility.
MEET OUR THERAPY HORSES
These are our therapy horses! They are all sweet, loving, and help in our programs and services with: Therapeutic Riding & Physical Therapy. Most of them are available to be sponsored to support Victory Therapy programs and pay for barn fees and supplies.
JARED’S THERAPY STORY
“Thank you for making it possible for our son Jared to be able to participate in therapeutic horseback riding at Victory Therapy Center. This enjoyable experience has had a positive influence on Jared’s self-confidence and improved his social skills. The therapeutic horseback riding at Victory has allowed Jared the opportunity to connect with the horses and experience his love for nature and the outdoors.”
Jared’s Parents Jeff & Kathy