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Setting the Standard in Therapeutic Riding for Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sensory Motor Deficit Disorder along with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Families Experiencing Challenges.

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About Us

EEF Horse In PastureEquine Education Foundation, better known as EEF, was founded in 2004 as a 501c(3). The main mission of this organization is to educate children and adults through the unique traits of horses. A more defined goal is to improve and facilitate the education and integration of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Sensory Motor Deficit Disorder (SMDD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Families Experiencing Challenges using the therapeutic body language of the horse.

EEF offers unique opportunities for children and adults to experience the joys and benefits that therapeutic riding (TR) has to offer. Sessions are tailored to each rider’s needs and are private sessions of 30 minutes each. Family involvement is highly encouraged. Sessions include getting used to the horse’s movement and then progress to body awareness, spatial awareness and tactile awareness of both the horse and the rider’s body position while using both ground sessions and sitting on top of the horse.

Our Program

What is Therapeutic Riding (TR)?

TR uses the movement of the horse to influence a rider’s strength, posture, balance, coordination, motor planning, head and trunk control, speech, sensory integration, socialization, self-esteem and fine and visual motor skills.  A trained riding instructor guides the individuals through a series of exercises in the environment of a horse to enhance their physical and social well-being.  This is all with the intent that the participants will extend these skills outside the equestrian setting into everyday aspects of life, making their daily activities far more rewarding. 

 It has also been shown that the cost of lifelong care can be reduced by two-thirds with early detection and early intervention of ASD, SMDD, and families experiencing challenges .  TR used in early intervention can possibly assist in cutting the long-term costs of most disabilities.

“You are not alone.  The EEF is here to provide you with an alternative therapy to work with you and your child to ensure quality service and support while engaging in equine participation.”

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