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Paxton Hipppotherapy 2
“We found HorsePower by accident in our never ending search for treatments for kids with low muscle tone. We had not yet received a diagnosis for our 3 year old son Paxton at the time, we just refused to accept that we couldn't do more to help him. Paxton was diagnosed with Ullrich Congentital Muscular Dystrophy in the fall of 2016.  Ullrich Congentital Muscular Dystrophy affects the skeletal muscles causing weakness, stiff joints and hypermobility in their wrists and ankles. HorsePower has been an important piece of Paxton's success, assisting with his core strengthening, his hip joint range of motion also assisting with his balance due to his wobbly gait. We can't say enough in regards to Tammy, she is knowledgeable and caring. She knows how to connect with Paxton and does a great job identifying areas she can help him in. The staff is friendly and they genuinely care about their mission. Thank you HorsePower for what you do to improve the well being of people of all abilities, we are blessed because of you. ”

Jodi Hruby

“Ericka started Hippotherapy at HorsePower shortly after she turned 2 and has been participating for a little over a year now. We have seen tremendous improvement in her core strength, range of motion and use of her weaker extremities. All the staff and volunteers are wonderful. They are knowledgeable in their areas and patient and encouraging with Ericka. Tammy is so caring and professional and a joy to work with. Ericka loves working with the horses and so looks forward to every session. If you are looking for something different, definitely try HorsePower. We have had nothing but great experiences with this wonderful organization. ”

Laura Williams

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“We have noticed several benefits that participating in Therapeutic Riding at HorsePower has provided our daughter with over the years. Physically she has gained strength in her core muscles and a better sense of balance.  Mentally she has improved her sense of focus and her ability to follow instructions. Finally, she has gained a sense of responsibility and confidence that have raised her spirit and sense of purpose. ”

John Nohr

Shelly And Sara
“My daughter and I have been volunteering weekly at HorsePower for 5 years! We absolutely love working with the students and sharing in their excitement! It is a joy to see the smiles on their faces and to witness how much progress is made during an 8 week session! It is a very rewarding experience and would definitely recoomend volunteering at HorsePower if you have a love for horses and helping others!”

Shelly Bartels & Sarah Newell

“HippoTherapy at HorsePower is probably the best therapy Davis receives. Davis has cerebral palsy and has difficulty with muscle stiffness, spasticity in all extremities, muscle coordination, and communication. He uses a wheelchair most of the time, can crawl limited distances, and needs a lot of assistance with most activities. Hippo therapy helps Davis in ALL these areas. HorsePower staff come up with new activities every week to work all areas of the body while riding. Riding helps Davis’ whole body loosen up so his muscles can engage and strengthen in appropriate ways. He is able to work on a variety of skills all at once such as engaging his core to stay upright while reaching for an object. Davis’ strength and coordination of his muscles has improved tremendously over the years with HorsePower.  Davis has difficulty communicating, but once he gets on the horse, he talks non stop. He listens to instructions and can carry out tasks he normally couldn’t do off the horse.  The biggest reason we love HorsePower is because Davis just loves being on the horse. There is something magical that happens between him and the horse. There are days when Davis is upset, tired from school, and crying when we get to the barn. But as soon as he gets on the horse, he gets a huge smile and is instantly happy. I think riding changes the way his body feels. I think riding gives him a sense of control and independence he can’t feel anywhere else. We are so grateful for HorsePower and the life changing benefits it gives Davis. Anne Harrington”

Anne Harrington

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“"I am a volunteer for HorsePower and love what I do. My experience at HorsePower has been amazing.  I have learned so much from the instructors and riders, let's just say when I leave my heart is full.  This program really does help.  I have seen tremendous improvement in the clients I have helped; from their core strength, to their vocabulary, to their range of motion. It has been a blessing for me to volunteer for HorsePower.  I would recommend this program to both clients and volunteers!"”

Denise Van Dyke