Hippotherapy: therapeutic treatment for patients with motor dysfunction, using the multidimensional movement of the horse and guided by specially trained physical, occupational and speech therapistsAn unplanned special treat for Isabel's birthday was the start of an 8-week hippotherapy program sponsored by the Teleton. Her physical therapist from the Teleton is in charge of the program and was her companion on the horse for Isabel's first ride. But by the second time around, Isabel was ready to ride solo!
I wasn't able to take picture of Isabel riding alone because I was asked to walk beside her. It was easier said than done, since the sand was so thick and deep, and I definitely got my exercise. :)
We are so thrilled for this opportunity, which was offered absolutely free to us. The horses belong to the Chilean military and the therapy takes place on their property which is literally on the beach. Isabel will definitely be making some special memories in the weeks to come!