I'd like to get my son into this kind of program. Do you know how much money wiil cost a session? What should I look forward w/this kind of therapy? Has any one here from FL who has done it?
I am not in Fl. but I take my son to therapeutic horseback riding in NH where we live. He loves it and so do I. It is a kind of calming thing for the kids to do. It is also great for building confidence not to mention gross motor muscles used for walking etc. It is also good for the social piece. I get services through a program called One Sky and they help us pay for it. It is expensive. Our cost is $230. for a 8 weeks but it is wholly covered by One Sky which I am very thankful for. Look in your community to see if you can also get help paying for it. You won't regret it. I hope this is helpful for you. Can you tell I love therapeutic horseback riding?
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I'm not sure what it costs in Florida, but my daughter did it for a year here in Colorado and it was the best thing we could have done for her. It calmed her down and helped her focus. She got so good at riding that they kicked her out of the program and referred her to regular lessons at the same stables about a year ago. (She's now on the verge of starting jump lessons!)
We paid $180 for four hour-long group sessions a month. Most therapeutic riding programs do offer scholarships, though.