Equestrian Therapy Program oriented to adults suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorders – Asociación Nuevo Horizonte
For the third year in a row, Fundación para la Promoción del Deporte Ecuestre and Asociación Nuevo Horizonte, from Madrid, have established a cooperation agreement to conduct an Equestrian Therapy Program oriented to adults suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Throughout 2016, eight association members benefited from the Equestrian Therapy Program.
The intervention was arranged in the way of 90 minutes weekly sessions, held from January to December, keeping the holyday brakes.
Among the program goals were to offer an activity -complementary tothe users’ daily routines- that provides gratifying experiences through contact with horses, to foster positive behaviour patterns, to stimulate interpersonal communication, to facilitate the development of personal skills that favour personal growth and life quality in all participants.
Enhancing personal autonomy and social integration of individuals suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorders through physical exercise, taking advantage of the horse’s natural features, is one of the goals pursued by Fundación para la Promoción del Deporte Ecuestre, and the reason for consolidating our cooperation with this project.