Equestrian Therapy: from walk to gallop – Down Mérida – Down Syndrome Association of Extremadura
Fundación para la Promoción del Deporte Ecuestre and Down Syndrome Association of Extremadura (Down Mérida) have established their first partnership to conduct the program “Equestrian Therapy: from walk to gallop”.
The equestrian therapy program conducted by Down Mérida from October to December 2015 assisted a group of children with Down Syndrome, and other patients, aged 2 to 53, suffering from cognitive, mobility, communicative or sensory limitations and impairments.
The program had a total of 13 participants, divided in 2 groups, and has trained 13 volunteer therapists, 8 of which got involved in the development of the activities.
Fundación para la Promoción del Deporte Ecuestre supports equine-therapy programs to help improve the physical conditions and social and communication skills, and to enhance attention and motivation in people suffering from different disabilities.