Our Services and FacilitiesThis therapy really works for my son unlike some other therapies we've tried, not to mention the awesome staff. Angela, client parent
Therapy and Services
Hold Your Horses provides occupational therapy, physical therapy and mental health services. Our clinicians are specially trained and certified to incorporate the horse into their overall plan of care to help build skills for better daily living. Horse and clinician are joined by a skilled horse handler to create safe and effective sessions. At Hold Your Horses we specialize in the treatment strategy of hippotherapy for children with physical, neurological and sensory impairments. We also partner with licensed psychologists to offer equine facilitated psychotherapy that helps people move forward from trauma, anxiety, depression and the challenges of living with mental illness. The horse and the opportunity to be in the natural environment create opportunities that cannot be replicated in the clinic or classroom setting.
Clients participating in hippotherapy have demonstrated the following outcomes:
- Increased stability in sitting to enjoy a place at the family dinner table
- Improved head control for transfers in and out of a car seat
- Proximal strength and stability at the shoulders to enhance reaching and grasp for daily tasks
- Greater stability and strength to move around and explore the environment
- Increased respiration and vocalization to interact with others
- Sensory modulation for calm and focused behaviors
Hold Your Horses hosts a variety of Restorative Workshops to bring respite and recharge to those on the frontline of caring professions. Offering full days of rejuvenation, Hold Your Horses can provide tailored retreats to meet the needs of your staff and personnel. Click here to download our brochure on Restorative Workshops.
“I had no idea such a training program existed. I learned so much in such a short amount of time. It was the perfect retreat!”
HYH Board Members
Nathan Nelson, Esq.
About Hold Your Horses
Moving Lives forward from trauma and disability with the help of a horse.
Surrounded by nature and in partnership with the horse, HYH provides healing services that help people transcend physical, social and emotional barriers in order to live their best life.
Wellness for people
HYH provides a welcoming and safe space for all who come to the farm for learning and healing. We value client centered and trauma informed services that are compassionate and guided by best practice.
Wellness for horses
HYH cherishes the partnership and insights provided by our equine partners. Diligent attention to their health supports the overall success of our therapy service outcomes.
Mentoring and educating others
HYH values the importance of education and mentoring leaders in the impactful work of equine assisted services.
HYH celebrates and cultivates the opportunity for joyful moments in daily life.
How to find us.
5265 Woodland Trail
Greenfield, MN 55357
Hours: 7am - 7pm
Hold Your Horses is a MN non- profit improving quality of life for children with disabilities through individualized equine assisted therapies.
Hold Your Horses
5265 Woodland Trail, Loretto, MN 55357, USA