SPECIAL TROOPERS ADAPTIVE RIDING SCHOOL

Through the unique power of our equine assisted learning classes, clients at STARS are learning better communication skills, team work, responsibility, forgiveness, how to make good decisions and even how to grieve after a loss. Classes are unique and custom formed to each individual or group.


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EQUINE ASSISTED LEARNING (EAL)

We use dogs in a variety of techniques: increasing patient grip strength and range of motion through petting, increasing stamina by standing to complete various tasks with the dogs, and improving walking, balance, and endurance by walking a dog. Patients also work on memory, sequencing, problem solving, speech, and reading improvements. Many patients often forget their fears, limitations, and pain when completing therapy with an animal, whether it be riding a horse or with a dog.

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Is your company or organization going through some changes, a difficult time, or simply looking for a new way to strengthen the bond between coworkers?  We can help.  In this program, we utilize the horse and it's response to energy in order to bring individuals together and get them to think and work together.

 

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712.239.5042 - 33148 K-22, SIOUX CITY, IOWA 51108

Providing Animal Assisted Therapies Since 1984

Therapeutic riding utilizes the horse to help individuals of all ages who experience physical, cognitive, emotional, behavioral, or social challenges. Therapeutic Riding and animal-assisted programs provide a significant, cost-efficient, and highly effective form of physical, learning, and development therapy. Through structured activities, therapeutic riding utilizes the horse to evoke response from the human client while providing the ideal kinetic, tactile environment for powerful, transformative situations that nearly everyone – despite age or ability – can fully experience.

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PROGRAMS

According to the American Hippotherapy Association, the horse is “a dynamic base of support, making it an excellent tool for increasing trunk strength and control, balance, building overall postural strength and endurance, addressing weight bearing, and motor planning. The horse’s walking gait imparts movement responses remarkably similar to normal human gait."

 

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STARS K9 PROGRAM