2019 Shenandoah University Research at Ride-On Ranch


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR RESEARCH STUDY TO PARTICIPATE IN FREE HIPPOTHERAPY 

The Effect of Hippotherapy on Anxiety and Depression 

Occupational therapy students at Shenandoah University are looking for volunteers to research whether participation in Hippotherapy is an effective treatment strategy for children with anxiety and/or depression. 
Candidate Qualifications:
  • Age 10 - 16
  • Self reported symptoms of anxiety or depression 
  • No previous participation in Hippotherapy or Therapeutic Riding
  • Independent ambulation and communication
  • 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 17th 
Sunday March 24th
Sunday March 31st
Sunday April 14th. 

 If you have any questions, please contact:  mgamber@su.edu


What is hippotherapy?

Hippotherapy is the medical application of equine movement to reach functional goals. 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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