Hippotherapy does not cure, but it significantly contributes to improving the quality of life by relieving neuro-motor, psychomotor and psychiatric disorders


Neuromotor afflications

  • Infantile cerebral paralysis
  • Spastic / flaccid tetraparesis
  • Pyramidal / extrapyramidal syndrome
  • Prader-Willi syndrome
  • Hemiparesis
  • Paraparesis
  • Posttraumatic sequelae
  • Ataxia
  • Dystonia
  • Muscular hypotonia
  • Muscular dystrophies

Psychomotor afflictions

  • Down syndrome
  • ADHD
  • Psychomotor retardation

Psychiatric afflictions

  • Depression
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Autism
  • Mental retardation
  • Psychosis
  • Self-infliction
  • Schizophrenia

Before beginning the riding therapy an assessment is required to establish the initial therapeutic targets depending on the pathology and in order to exclude any contraindication.

Although hippotherapy addresses a large number of afflictions, there are some pathologies to which using horse therapy is contraindicated. In these cases the horse’s movements would aggravate the pathology even more instead of developing beneficial effects.


  • Congenital hip dislocation
  • Evolving scoliosis
  • Spina bifida
  • Epilepsy not controlled by medication
  • Osteoporosis
  • Recent surgeries

However every child deserves a smile and that is why ALL children are welcome to visit and caress our four-legged therapists.