021 910 1578 info@iris-house.org

Equine Therapy

The Program

Lead by equine behaviour therapist Alan Lockwood, and overseen by our Nurse and OT, we customise each child’s needs with the correct horse, saddle and position. Ranging from sitting, supported sitting, and across back. We have 4 different saddles and various bridles and halters  for our two mares  (Donated by Rotary Claremont) plus a wonderful bareback pad (donated by one our of parents). Each session is done in the safety of our lung ring fitted with horse proof fencing. When children are self seated or lying across the horse we have two side walkers in place for balance. The lead is either done by Alan or Sue. We are in the process of erecting an electric hoist and wheelchair mounting block so as to be able to assist our children over 20kg. Safety is our main priority and a session will end immediately if one of the horses is unhappy or if a child shows any distress. We also take into account what the child will best benefit from, muscle tone improvement, posture, relaxation, or confidence building.

Both our horses are adopted from the Cart Horse Association – Diva has been in training for 2 years and Viltalgo (in picture) for 1 year

More Information

Our program runs from 10am to 12pm every Monday and Wednesday. The horses are first ridding off the property to establish temperament on the day (these are ladies) and also to ensure any access energy is worked out. On return children who have booked their sessions will be correctly matched to their horse and the horse correctly tacked. Please note all sitting or assisted sitting riders where approved riding caps. To make a booking please contact Shakira at our office on 021 910 1578 or email sue@iris-house.org. Currently this program is only available to registered Iris House families and is free.

Should you wish to donate towards the running cost of our horses please use one of the buttons below (The average monthly cost of keeping our horses in top condition, paying for their trainer, farrier, insurance and groom is over R13 000 per month) Volunteers who have some horse experience are welcome to join us as side walkers.

 

 

 

 

 

Surfing Program

The Program

Lead by equine behaviour therapist Alan Lockwood, and overseen by our Nurse and OT, we customise each child’s needs with the correct horse, saddle and position. Ranging from sitting, supported sitting, and across back. We have 4 different saddles and various bridles and halters  for our two mares  (Donated by Rotary Claremont) plus a wonderful bareback pad (donated by one our of parents). Each session is done in the safety of our lung ring fitted with horse proof fencing. When children are self seated or lying across the horse we have two side walkers in place for balance. The lead is either done by Alan or Sue. We are in the process of erecting an electric hoist and wheelchair mounting block so as to be able to assist our children over 20kg. Safety is our main priority and a session will end immediately if one of the horses is unhappy or if a child shows any distress. We also take into account what the child will best benefit from, muscle tone improvement, posture, relaxation, or confidence building.

Both our horses are adopted from the Cart Horse Association – Diva has been in training for 2 years and Viltalgo (in picture) for 1 year

More Information

Our program runs from 10am to 12pm every Monday and Wednesday. The horses are first ridding off the property to establish temperament on the day (these are ladies) and also to ensure any access energy is worked out. On return children who have booked their sessions will be correctly matched to their horse and the horse correctly tacked. Please note all sitting or assisted sitting riders where approved riding caps. To make a booking please contact Shakira at our office on 021 910 1578 or email sue@iris-house.org. Currently this program is only available to registered Iris House families and is free.

Should you wish to donate towards the running cost of our horses please use one of the buttons below (The average monthly cost of keeping our horses in top condition, paying for their trainer, farrier, insurance and groom is over R13 000 per month) Volunteers who have some horse experience are welcome to join us as side walkers.

 

 

 

 

 

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