Hi my name is Kim Desautels, I’m an Occupational
Therapist at National Ability Center. This is Rebecca Dell. She’s one of our Hippotherapy
horses. We have five horses we use for Hippotherapy. Rebecca Dell is one of them. Shes’ a Norwegian
feured and the reason why she is so appropriate for Hippotherapy is because of her height
and her walk, it’s nice and slow. And also she has beautiful hip movement that transmits
to their patient’s pelvis and trunk.
Having the right horse for the right patient is essential for a successful Hippotherapy
treatment session. When we’re evaluating the horses, we look at a list of several things.