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Stable Hands, Inc.
Diane Abitz – Executive Director
Stable Hands, Inc Equine Therapy (ETC) is much more than learning to ride a horse. It’s a wonderful addition to standard therapy techniques. We do not perform physical therapy on the horse. Rather, what we do is reinforce what the rider is already working on in therapy and at home in a very unique way, using gentle horses as facilitators. It is the relationship between the rider and the horse as a companion animal which seems to draw the rider intensely into each session. But it is the unique qualities of the horse’s body size, body temperature, and gait pattern that attract the therapist to the horse as a platform on which to perform exercises. Stable Hands’ mission is to enhance the quality of life for special needs individuals through the use of equine assisted therapies and activities. We seek to improve each person’s physical, emotional and cognitive development with caring, compassion and a plan to make a difference.