Horsepowered Learning Services is a therapeutic riding program in Greenfield, Indiana with an emphasis on equine assisted learning. Equine assisted learning means using horses to help develop academic and social skills. Many children with special needs find it difficult to learn academic skills in a traditional classroom environment. Riding a horse provides significant sensory input to those children, which allows them to relax, breathe, and focus their attention on mastering academic skills.
A common reaction from parents when they see their child sitting calmly on a horse and working on a skill like writing is “Wow, I’ve never seen my child sit so still!” That is what makes equine assisted learning so exciting and effective.