Here at Barn Yard we offer specially trained equines and volunteers to be leased during therapy sessions. We partner with therapy organizations to provide Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech Therapy services at our site. At the directive of the therapist, the equine’s movement is manipulated to activate core musculature and engage the sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to assist with growth towards therapy goals. Many therapeutic tools are also offered on site to incorporate games and out of the box interventions during therapy sessions.
For participation in our equine leasing program to incorporate hippotherapy, please complete the intake form through the link below.
Speech Inspired Group - The intent of this group is for children that could benefit from Speech services though they have not officially qualified through the state. A licensed Speech Therapist will be running the group and the group will last 6 weeks. An equine will be incorporated, but all activities will be non-mounted.
Siblings Group - This group is specifically designed for the siblings of special needs children. They are able to be around kids facing the same unique challenges they do while building confidence with horses. All activities are non-mounted.
Designed by licensed Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy Practitioners
If you are interested in joining the wait list for therapeutic groups, please complete the intake form through the link below.
Coaches at Barn Yard Equine have been specially trained by the Special Olympics to start training athletes to compete in the Special Olympics Equestrian Event in Scottsdale this Fall.
Equestrian is one of the most fascinating sports during the Special Olympics World Games. The balance, stability and right communication between the horse and rider is a key element for success in Equestrian sport.
If you are interested in joining the wait list for Special Olympics, please complete the intake form through the link below.
Are you part of a self-contained or special education classroom looking for a new experience for your students? Come on out and participate in equine activities such as leaving your painted hand print on a horse. Each field trip is tailored to the abilities of the class.
If you are interested in field trips, please complete the intake form through the link below.
Ready to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty with some therapeutic gardening techniques? Improve stress release and reduction through tactile, sensory, psychological and cognitive stimulation. Work with others to decrease isolation and depression while increasing social skills. Come learn job related skills such as constructing raised beds, installing irrigation systems and learning gardening/cooking/craft projects. Learn the importance and health benefits associated with fruit and vegetable consumption.
To participate in Garden Club, please complete the intake form through the link below.