Only 8 years old, Mason's life is already filled with challenges. When he turned 4, Mason was diagnosed with autism. Since then, Mason has been in several therapies, multiple times a week, sometimes for hours at a time for physical, occupational, and speech therapies. As you can imagine, finding the motivation for going to therapy is so much harder the older you get.
Recently Mason had a unique opportinity to experience therapy in a very nontraditional way. HorsePlay Therapy provides OT, PT, and speech therapy services using the natural movement and healing power of horses. Through HorsePlay, Mason was able to experience a therapy session outdoors, around gentle giants, and surrounded by others who share a love for horses, rather than sitting alone at a therapy table.
We found Mason LOVES horses. We found Mason is MOTIVATED by horses. We found Mason is SILLIER, more INVOLVED, and more ENGAGED with his surroundings when he entered our barn. With the help of his therapist and his horse, Mason is challenged in ways he has never been challenged before. Core strength, balance, fine motor skills, language, social skills...all skills therapists have been working can now be addressed not only in a functional, but rather, an enjoyable way.
MOTIVATION is the KEY. With your generosity, Mason will not only improve, but will learn to THRIVE in the therapy environment made possible by HorsePlay.