Children

TROT offers multiple programs that may be beneficial to your child. More information about each of our programs is outlined below.

If you have any questions about our programs or which one might be right for your child, please call Melanie Roeder, Director of Programs and Instruction at (520)749-2360, extension 608 or email: melanie@trotarizona.org.

Therapeutic Riding  –  Ages 5 and up

Our largest therapeutic riding program is for school aged children. Research shows that therapeutic riding is beneficial to children with disabilities in many ways including:

  • Improving balance, coordination, motor skills, speech, and communication skills
  • Building confidence and emotional control
  • Improving sensory input and integration
  • Cultivating empathy

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Physical Therapy  –  Ages 2½ and up

Our out-patient pediatric therapy clinic offers physical therapy (PT) in a holistic, natural environment that is meaningful and motivating. We specialize in using equine movement as a treatment tool, known as “hippotherapy”. (Hippo is the Greek word for horse.) This state-of-the art therapy uses the organized movement of the horse to improve function.

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Counseling Services  –  All ages

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy is a powerful and effective therapeutic approach. It is especially useful for people who don’t respond to talk therapies. It has been clinically proven effective in addresses a variety of mental health and human development needs including behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, PTSD, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and relationship problems.

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