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2017 May Newsletter

    Happenings and Updates Give the Gift of a LIFT The current lift system on site has its limitations. Recent research has uncovered a new lift system that can make transfers from a wheelchair to horse and back again almost effortless! Thus, protecting the backs of our equines and volunteers, while empowering greater freedom…

2017 April Newsletter

    Happenings and Updates Introducing Karen Flowers, PTA, new to the URS team. Karen Flowers has been practicing Physical Therapy since 1982, and continues to study methods and techniques that can transform the human condition working primarily with children across multiple settings. Karen has found her stride in utilizing the Feldenkrais method, earning her certification in 2001, she is an active member of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America. Supported by the latest brain research, this method:  Creates the conditions for natural learning to occur. Starts by accepting your child exactly where they are. Focuses on what is right and builds from that foundation. Teaches the child how to build connections to self, others and the  environment in the way nature intended. Seeks to unburden the child by helping to release tension on the wire.  The Brain and nervous system is like an electrical system with in input  (sensory in) and an output (motor out).  If there is too much tension the  system cannot regulate itself and learning is impeded. Gentle Touch is used as guided movement in the direction of ease and  pleasure within patterns that the brain can recognize. Recognizes that children learn through pleasure. Offers rest and digest time for the brain to integrate the information  provided during a lesson. Your child has an amazing brain and can learn anything if the conditions for learning are optimized. Karen’s joy is to unburden your child and offer a steadfast, supportive, skillful and nonjudgmental presence in what we call a “lesson” because this method…

2017 February Newsletter

    Happenings and Updates Spring is almost here, get ready for Summer 2017 by registering for our programs at the farm! Our session schedule has been updated, please make note! We’ve included cancellation policy and reminders to help you successfully navigate the next few months until Spring is here.  Session Schedule Winter 2017 Session:…

2016 August Newsletter

A Letter to our families: As we enter into the fall season, we have some changes coming up! Starting September 6, URS will begin grouping our hippotherapy treatments into 6 to 8 week sessions with a one week break between sessions to allow for program improvement and greater quality of care to be provided. All…

2016 June Newsletter

        Summer Reminder A friendly reminder to start putting sunscreen on your child before arriving for scheduled therapy sessions in case the session will be outside. You also can request to be inside if you feel your child would not tolerate the heat very well that day, we always encourage open communication…