Equine Therapy: An Alternative Approach to Traditional Therapies
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The goal of this project is to inform people about hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding. I conducted several interviews with professionals in the field and collected articles with relevant information. Although both hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding are considered "experimental", I provided information confirming the physical, behavioral, and emotional benefits hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding have patients. I also created a series of brochures to simply and clearly explain the differences between hippotherapy and therapeutic horseback riding. Brochures were chosen to display this information because many patients, or their family members, are usually uneducated about these non-traditional forms of therapy. These terms are often used interchangeable even though they are two very different forms of therapy. People do not typically have access to articles or other forms of information explaining these therapies; brochures are a very accessible way to display this information.