Our daughter, Marisa, is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and Cortical Visual Impairment. During the first six months she was riding at SpiritHorse Liberty Therapeutic Riding Center, her physical therapist has seen a great improvement in her ability to hold her head up as well as increased trunk control. Also, she has been saying “Go! Go!” while riding her horse (a new word for her).
Her orthopetic surgeon said her range of motion in her abductor muscle (inner thigh) has increased from 15 to 35 degrees due to straddling the horse. We have also seen dramatic improvements at home since beginning riding with SpiritHorse Liberty. We have seen an increase in self-esteem and leadership skills in my six year old daughter who is also riding. Thank God for SpiritHorse Liberty and all those that assist with this great organization.Patty and Kirk