Sunday, November 16, 2008

Hippotherapy Mounting and Dismounting

An Occupational therapist shows how to mount and dismount. At the end of sessions, I tell children to hug the pony (around the withers) and bring the leg behind as shown in the video. This provides lots of deep tactile (touch) stimulation as the child slides off the side of the horse.

Barbara Smith, M.S., OTR/L author of, The Recycling Occupational Therapist

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