Here, at gotügo, we’re dedicated to supporting our local community, and it’s the time of year where we get to serve once again! We’re proud to assist the Maryland Therapeutic Riding (MTR) organization in the rehabilitation of riders with special needs. Some of the health challenges that these individuals face are physical, developmental, and emotional in nature. MTR works to improve the quality of their lives through increasing the balance, strength, self-image, and self-confidence of those with special needs. gotügo has partnered with MTR’s efforts in the past, and we look forward to providing our services again this year. A bit more about the organization:
“MTR’s mission is to improve quality of life and conquer physical, developmental, and emotional health challenges through human and horse interaction.”
Their strategies include:
A bit about MTR’s program:
“MTR uses the therapeutic and healing power of horses to improve the quality of life for individuals with special needs. Equine-assisted therapy is fundamentally different from other forms of therapy because it utilizes three-dimensional movement of horses to mirror movement in the human body. It is also effective because it connects the mental, physical and spiritual elements of healing. Utilizing certified instructors, licensed therapists, volunteers and specially-trained horses, MTR’s year-round programs include Therapeutic Riding, which focuses on teaching riding skills, and Equine Learning, which utilizes horsemanship lessons. In addition, we offer Hippotherapy, which is a physical, occupational, or speech and language therapy treatment that takes place while riding. Instructor training is also offered. As a premier accredited center of PATH, MTR operates under professionally designed safety and therapeutic standards. Each riding session is conducted with certified PATH instructors.”
We are proud to continually serve the Maryland Therapeutic Riding organization, and look forward to the change that they are continuing to make in our community.