Hippotherapy Volunteer Program in Argentina

Trip Highlights

  • Volunteer in the Hippotherapy Program in Argentina, with trained physical and occupational therapists who use this treatment for clients with movement dysfunction
  • Work responsibilities include assisting therapists & teachers, accompanying patients during the initialization stage, help with the everyday care of the horses, helping in the barn ( mucking stalls, filling water buckets, cleaning tack, grooming horses, and so forth.)
  • Volunteers work 25 hours per week, working shifts could be from 9 am to 1 pm, from 1 pm to 5 pm or from 4 pm to 8 pm. 
  • Weekends are free to explore the city and travel around with fellow volunteers 

Overview

Hippotherapy literally means "treatment with the help of the horse" from the Greek word, "hippos" meaning horse. Specially trained physical and occupational therapists use this treatment for clients with movement dysfunction. In Hippotherapy, the movement of the horse influences the patient. The patient is positioned on the horse and actively responds to his movement. The therapist directs the movement of the horse; analyzes the patients’ responses; and adjusts the treatment accordingly. This strategy is used as part of an integrated treatment program to achieve the functional outcome.

The horses are carefully chosen for their temperament and the type of movement they produce. All are specifically trained for their unique role within therapy sessions and are guided by professional horse handlers, which optimize safety and effectiveness.

By moving the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait, therapeutic riding helps individuals with a wide range of disabilities gain strength, balance, and confidence. Riding and interacting with horses are also fun, motivating and empowering; these activities promote social, communicative and cognitive developments in horse riders.

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