Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley, Inc

Address: 785 Yellow Finch Lane,, PO Box 1384
Washington, MO 63090
Phone: (636) 390-2141 Email: exceptional.equestrians@yahoo.com Website: http://www.eemv.org/

NARHA Premier Accredited Center


"Exceptional Equestrians of the Missouri Valley, Inc. (EEMV) is a volunteer based, not-for-profit organization that provides people with disabilities affordable, enjoyable horsemanship experiences for therapeutic effect, developing and strengthening mind, body and spirit. For more than 19 years, EEMV been helping those with disabilities by providing them with one of the greatest tools ever……the horse.  The benefits of horseback riding are as numerous as the types of disabilities and conditions served.  Research shows that people who participate in equine assisted activities experience physical, emotional and cognitive rewards.  The three-dimensional, rhythmical motion of the horse's movement stimulates the muscles of the rider, thus providing great therapeutic effects for those with physical disabilities.  For individuals with cognitive or emotional disabilities, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem.  Many medical professionals, including the American Physical Therapy Association, recognize the therapeutic qualities of equine assisted activities. Benefits of Therapeutic Horseback Riding Include:
Improvements in trunk Control, balance, muscle tone and strength
Range of motion and joint mobility
Sensory integration and concentration
Fine motor coordination
Spatial awareness and perceptual skills
Cognitive skills
Speech and language skills
Self-disciple and self-awareness
Confidence, pride and self esteem
Our students include children and adults, ages 2 and up with a wide variety of special needs including:
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Attention Deficit Disorders
Attachment Disorders
Cerebral Palsy
Developmental Delays
Down Syndrome
Genetic Disorders
Head Injuries
Spinal Cord Injuries"

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