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The funds collected in this campaign will provide scholarships for families in need that will benefit from Therapeutic Vaulting Lessons.
What is Equestrian Vaulting? Vaulting combines dance and gymnastics on a moving horse. Vaulters develop strength, coordination, balance, creativity, and teamwork skills in a fun, safe and controlled environment. Exercises are practiced on the ground and stationary barrel before performing on the horse.
The Benefits of Therapeutic Riding and Hippotherapy
Physical-Improves vertical and horizontal balance, muscle tone, and motor coordination. Riding enables independent movement of the pelvis and shoulders and provides the same upper body sensations as walking.
Psychological-Improves self-esteem and self-confidence.
Educational-Improves attention and focus for learning.
Social-Promotes the development of respect, responsibility, perseverance, and love for animals which supports development of interpersonal skills within the family and community.
Amy Albertson is the club’s director and instructor. Amy is a PATH, Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor with 16 years of teaching experience. She is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with a Level 1 certification from the American Hippotherapy Association. Amy specializes in helping clients reach their personal goals for health and wellness using the horse’s unique movement and multi-sensory environment.
Photo credit: Palmetto Sunrise Photography.