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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Dynamic Strides Therapy is a nonprofit pediatric outpatient clinic offering occupational, physical and speech therapy to children with special health care needs, aged birth through 21. DST’s mission is: Empowering children to achieve their maximum potential by providing holistic skilled therapy services in an integrated environment.
Dynamic Strides Therapy currently has 10 therapy horses providing hippotherapy as a treatment strategy for children with neurologic, sensory, oral-motor, communication and/or motor deficits. Most of these horses were donated and are older horses with special health or nutritional needs. We are passionate about providing excellent care and training to our therapy horses, and pride ourselves in maintaining a safe and comfortable environment for them. We are privileged to give horses a new purpose who might otherwise be neglected, or worse yet, euthanized because they are no longer needed.
Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation): Public Service
Our organization conducts Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) in accordance with the EQUUS Foundation Guidelines on Qualifications of Organizations Conducting Equine-Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT).
Our organization provides community outreach and/or public education programs involving horses.Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of equines involved in our programs.