Will it work for my child?
The resounding answer is YES!
Research is now showing that children with autism do benefit from equine services.
Tailored Rides has a program specifically designed with the needs of children with autism in mind. Click on the underlined blue text below for links on the research done and benefits of therapeutic riding for people with ASD. (Autism Spectrum Disorder.) Then call us at 903-401-9644 to schedule a time to come meet our horses and learn about our program.
The Autism Spectrum Disorder Foundation states that equine therapy is highly beneficial to children with autism.
One study done in 2012, and published in the journal Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders, found that “a 10-week therapeutic horseback riding intervention with children diagnosed with [autism spectrum disorder] can result in significant improvement.” Therapeutic Riding improves self-regulation in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder
SOMETHING ABOUT A HORSE: FINDING BENEFITS IN THERAPEUTIC RIDING written by Marina Sarris of the Interactive Autism Network at Kennedy Krieger Institute is a good article on the research and benefits of therapeutic riding for children with autism
www.equinechronicle.com/research-shows-combining-horses-and-children-with-autism-may-improve-motor-performance-and-behavior/ (research from Washington University in St. Louis)