Equine Assisted Therapy seeks special needs children

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Able the Disabled Foundation, Horseshoe Point Pattaya

A.D.F. Thailand is a foundation that provides therapy riding for special needs children. A horse’s movement is therapeutic and improves the child’s balance, co-ordination, behavior and muscle tone, along with confidence and self-esteem. The warmth of the horse’s body and rhythmic gait relaxes spastic muscles and stimulates muscular development. The horse’s movement naturally in walk simulates the movement of the human walk.

A.D.F. Thailand relies heavily on volunteers for its operation, and community support for its funding. There is a constant need for motivated, cheerful and reliable people to help. It is not necessary to know anything about horses, or disabled children, to make a big difference in the lives of these riders. A.D.F. teaches its volunteers what they need to know in order to lead a pony or walk by the side of a rider.

A horse’s movement is therapeutic and improves the child’s balance, co-ordination, behavior and muscle tone, along with confidence and self-esteem.A horse’s movement is therapeutic and improves the child’s balance, co-ordination, behavior and muscle tone, along with confidence and self-esteem.

The classes are held at Horseshoe Point on Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 10.00am – 12.00pm.

Also available afternoons from 2pm – 6pm weekdays and Saturdays.

If you wish to know more about volunteering, please contact Sandra Cooper on 0868483684.

If you are a parent with a special needs child who would like to join this programme, please call the office on 038-051676 or 0839887860 or call Sandra on the above number.