Equine Assisted Therapies
Also known as Hippotherapy, uses
the dynamic motion of the horse
to impact neurologic and sensory systems for therapeutic goals
with licensed therapists.
Serving ages 2 - 99+
Licensed & PATH Registered Physical Therapists use the dynamic motion of the hose with positioning and exercises to achieve specific patient treatment goals. This dynamic activity facilitates improved balance, posture, range of motion, mobility, and gross motor skills.
Licensed & PATH Registered Occupational Therapists use the dynamic motion of the horse with positioning and exercises to achieve specific patient treatment goals. This dynamic activity facilitates improved sensory processing, posture, coordination and fine motor skills.
Speech Language Therapy
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologists also includes use of the horse's movement to engage patients in functional activities, and optimize an upright active trunk to facilitate communication and improved behavior.
Therapeutic Riding Lessons & Learning
PATH Certified Instructors provide quality individual riding lessons for all ages and all abilities in our wonderful arena and on our beautiful trails. Lessons can include horse care, tacking and riding.
Individual lessons are tailored to each rider with the goal of progressing each to be as independent as possible.
Our "Transitions Program" offers teens and adults hands on job training on horse care, barn management and social skills for any workplace setting. Assistance is also provide for job placement.
RED-y to Read
Educational activities with horses that build confidence as well as foster learning.
Inclusive horse camp
Our inclusive summer horse camp are for riders of ALL ability levels. Staffed with licensed therapists and PATH instructors the day includes social skills through group trail rides and hands on horse care; PT with gross motor games; and OT with fine motor crafts.
Week long sessions run June-July
Mon - Fri, 8am-1pm for ages 5 - 12
Inhouse registration begins March 1
Community registration begins March 15
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.
Helping to Cope With
Social Skills Groups
Experiences with peers and interactions with horses to improve communication and organizational skills.
Equine-Assisted Family Counseling sessions focus on connecting with our herd of horses as a way to reconnect as a family. Equine-Assisted sessions are used to help caregivers tune-in to their children's psychological, emotional, behavioral, and relational needs. Our Family-Focused Sessions are conducted with horses and trained professionals to help create change, build problem solving skills, invite cooperation, set boundaries, and improve the overall level of communication and connection within the family.
For New Riders
Please complete the "New Riders"
and fax, email or mail them to us.
Once we receive the completed forms we will
email you to schedule a 30 minute screening
at RED Arena. This will give you a chance to
see our facility, we can answer questions,
decide which program will be best and
talk about scheduling.
For New Counseling Services
Please email us for questions or to begin new
counseling and mental health services.
We offer a free 30 minute initial consultation to
determine if this type of therapy is appropriate,
answer questions and talk about scheduling.
Please complete the "Counseling" forms
to bring to the evaluation.
Rider Credit Card Payments
Rider Payments by check can be mailed to: RED Arena
1601 Bell Springs Rd Dripping Springs, TX 78620