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Re: Different types of therapy

Christine while you might not be able to find a hippotherapy barn near you, you might be able to find a vaulting team. Many of them are run on a volunteer basis but some of the coaches also offer private one on one stuff. My sister did hippotherapy volunteering with a team in CA over the summer when she was 17 and almost all teams are equipped to offer it, even if it isn't an actual official part of their barn offerings. As a riding instructor I've also worked with a few kids that don't need as much assistance in riding too, we have a couple kids who come for hippotherapy that need more assistance and they use the vaulting team's equipment and horse from our barn as well.