2018 Shenandoah University Research at Ride-On Ranch


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH STUDY TO PARTICIPATE IN FREE HIPPOTHERAPY 

The Effect of Hippotherapy on Socialization 

Occupational therapy students at Shenandoah University are looking for volunteers to research whether participation in Hippotherapy will improve socialization skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) 
Candidate Qualifications:
  • Age 5 - 12
  • Diagnosed ASD
  • No previous participation in Hippotherapy or Therapeutic Riding
  • Independent ambulation
  • Physician note authorizing child's participation
  • Must be available for all the dates listed below
 
The study will take place at Ride-On Ranch 38416 Morrisonville Rd, Lovettsville, VA 20180  between 2-5pm
Sunday March 4th 
Sunday March 11th
Sunday March 18th
Sunday March 25th. 

 If you have any questions, please contact: Danielle Wills at dshipley16@su.edu

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What is hippotherapy?

Hippotherapy is the medical application of the horse in therapy. The use of the movement of the horse makes hippotherapy unique to other equine-assisted therapies as the movement is multi-dimensional, variable, rhythmic and repetitive. It is purely the horses movement that influences the patient who in turn passively responds to and interacts with this movement
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