Equine Assisted Therapies
Also known as Hippotherapy, RED Arena offers therapies for ages 2 to 99+
Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy use the dynamic motion of the horse to impact neurologic and sensory systems. Licensed & PATH Registered Therapists properly position the patient on the horse, analyze the patient’s response and direct the horse’s movement to achieve specific patient treatment goals. This dynamic activity facilitates improved balance, posture, range of motion, mobility, gross and fine motor skills.
Speech Language Therapy also includes use of the horses movement to engage patients in functional activities, and optimize an upright active trunk to facilitate communication and improved behavior.
Therapeutic Riding Lessons
Our PATH Certified Instructors provide quality individual riding lessons for all ages in our wonderful arena and on our beautiful trails. Lessons can include horse care, tacking and riding.
Equine Assisted Counseling
Also called Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP), is a form of counseling that incorporates horses within a therapeutic environment supporting emotional growth and healing. Licensed therapists and equine professionals work together with clients and horses to address treatment goals. EAC offers an alternative to “traditional” talk therapy. Sessions are guided by our model that is “hands on” (or experiential). In other words, clients learn about themselves naturally through horse-related activities and interactions and then discuss any thoughts, feelings or behavior patterns that arise. All activities are completed on the ground with the horses, no prior horse experience necessary.
Our Services Support People In Coping With Challenges Such As:
Equine Facilitated Learning
Social Groups - Experiences with peers and interactions with horses to improve communication and organizational skills.
Reading Programs - Educational activities with horses that build confidence as well as foster learning.
Sibling Support - Activities with the horses that siblings and families can enjoy together.
Life Skills Training - Individual or group sessions for barn management, horse care, and much more.
Horse handling and unmounted skills with the horses and mini horses. Another way to incorporate motor learning, sequencing, communication, confidence and fun with horses.
Summer Horse Camp
Inclusive Summer Horse Camp for riders of ALL ability levels.
Includes group trail rides, hands on horse care, gross motor games, fine motor crafts.
Sessions run Mon - Fri 8am-1pm for ages 5 - 12
New Rider Registration Forms
Payments can be made by check to
1601 Bell Springs Rd
Dripping Springs TX 78620
by credit card
with the following link.
Benefits of Being on the Horse...
- ADD/ADHD - Enhances memory, sequential thinking, concentration, uses mental/physical/tactile skills to focus attention on horse/rider/team.
- Autism - Physical and verbal activity helps to focus outer awareness on other people and the horses.
- Cancer - Empowers people dealing with medical challenges by incorporating horses into their recovery. The dynamic motion of the horse is an extremely effective tool to improve strength, balance, coordination, communication and confidence.
- Cerebral Palsy - Physical activity helps with balance, posture, and motion in the joints. Interactive speech uses thought and physical processes.
- Developmentally Delayed - Riders are applauded for each success, provides a great alternative sport, helps with social and physical development.
- Down Syndrome - Helps with self-esteem, use of fine and gross motor skills, thought processing and speech, physical exercise tones muscles, helps with posture and balance.
- Emotional Disability - Riders are given sincere encouragement, helps with self-esteem, builds self-confidence, must concentrate outside of self to develop horse management skills.
- Eye Disorders - Physically enhances gross and fine motor control, develops muscles and symmetry. Requires attention to sequencing, thought process, communication skills.
- Head Injury - Helps to rebuild physical/mental skills, improves, posture, balance, fine and gross motor skills.
- Learning Disability - Enhances skills needed to learn, sequential thinking, eye-hand coordination, attention span, physical skills strengthens balance, fine and gross motor skills. Interaction with horse, staff and other riders uses language skills.
- Multiple Sclerosis - Provides an individualized recreational program, social stimulation, physically enhances muscles and balance.
- Speech Disorders - Enhances skills needed for communication with other people and the horses in alternative sport activity. Builds self-esteem in caring environment
- Stroke - Helps to re-acquire symmetrical use of body, strengthens muscles, balance, motor skills and improves speech processes.
- Traumatic Brain Injury - Provides caring atmosphere to try new skills and interact with people and horses. Physically helps with balance, motor skills and posture. Mentally requires use of perception, sequencing, and speech processes.