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Our Mission

Improve lives by advancing education, best practices, and resources for licensed healthcare professionals who incorporate horses in skilled therapy services.

Our Vision

To have skilled therapy services that incorporate horses accessible to every person who has the potential to benefit.

What Is Hippotherapy?

The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement as a therapy tool to engage sensory, neuromotor and cognitive systems to promote functional outcomes.

Best practice dictates that occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals integrate hippotherapy into the patient’s plan of care, along with other therapy tools and/or strategies.

 

Education 

AHA, Inc. provides and promotes excellence in education related to the integration of hippotherapy in practice. Hippotherapy Treatment Principles Parts I and II, which establish a foundation for therapy professionals who want to understand and use equine movement as a treatment tool.  

Discover more about each of AHA, Inc.’s education offerings, including course overviews, intended audiences, possible pre-requisites and post requisites, and course objectives. 

Course Curriculum Overview