Windsong Equitherapy | Windsong, located in Lincoln, NE is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing high-quality therapeutic riding activities to individual s of all ages with varying abilities in a safe and supportive environment.
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Purpose & Mission

The mission of Windsong Equitherapy is to provide high-quality equine assisted activities to individuals of all ages with varying abilities in a safe and supportive environment. We provide mounted therapeutic horseback riding to children, teens, and adults with a variety of physical, emotional, cognitive and developmental challenges.

We help our riders identify perceived limitations and empower them to reach their full potential.

What is equitherapy?

Equitherapy is an umbrella term for a broad range of equine-assisted activities for people who have physical, emotional, cognitive, and social difficulties. Equitherapy can include interacting with horses on the ground as well as therapeutic horseback riding activities.

Therapeutic riding has benefitted children, teens, and adults diagnosed with a wide range of physical, emotional, cognitive or developmental challenges.

Benefits of Equitherapy

Participants work on following multi-step instructions, understanding cause and effect relationships, effective task sequencing, and assessing and reducing risk. Directing a horse through specialized sequencing tasks helps support executive function and planning, attention and focus, cognitive processing, and working memory development for participants in therapeutic riding.

Increased flexibility, muscle strength and balance

Increased cognition, motor coordination, work readiness, self-esteem

Decreased dissociative symptoms, depression and negative affect