1. Why Gait is so Important.

    Winston Churchill once said “No hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle.” This holds true in the My Heroes environment. At my Heroes Therapy, the horse is used in many ways to improve quality of life. The Hippotherapy provided here can be described as the use of movement of the horse …Read More

  2. How Horses Address Psychosocial Needs

    The hippotherapy setting and practice model incorporates a multisensory environment appealing to a variety of psychosocial needs.  Humans have long been connected to horses, with the first domestication occurring on the Eurasian steppes 4,000 to 6,000 years ago. New evidence suggests our history to…Read More

  3. How Horses Help

    Once you get to know a horse, you feel naturally comfortable. The same is true of a loyal dog or a kind cat. Really, any gentle creature can become an important friend. That’s one of the most powerful components of equine therapy: Our horses provide a bond that is completely unspoken. But the bene…Read More

  4. Hippotherapy for Children

    As you may well know, children are especially prone in their youth. They change so quickly, and they can be influenced so easily. It’s a tender time, and it’s a time when support and empathy are such positive influences. It’s an especially crucial time for children overcoming obstacles at such…Read More

  5. Welcome to My Heroes

    Welcome! Here at My Heroes, we strive to provide a welcoming space for equine therapy. We aim to enrich and improve the lives of our participants through the use of our gentle friends. For over a decade, we’ve been working with those who can benefit from physical therapy, occupational therapy, spe…Read More