Family members are welcome to join the client during their initial session at the Ranch to meet our clinicians and horses, and to become acclimated with hippotherapy in general as well as their child’s specific goals and therapeutic interventions.
For subsequent sessions, we ask that only the client be in the barn so that their focus is on their therapeutic clinicians. The sights, smells, sounds, and sensations of the Ranch environment are out of the ordinary for most clients. We use these stimuli to our advantage during the session; additional people in the barn tend to serve as a distraction.
Parents and family members are welcome to watch their child from a designated spot while they are on horseback in the arena.