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posted: 6/9/2014 7:42 AM

Therapeutic horseback riding for children and adults with disabilities. Accepting new participants for summer session starting June 23, 2014

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Mary Illing

Walk On is a therapeutic horseback riding program located in Barrington since 2006. We provides equine assisted activities to children, as young as 3 years old, and adults as old as 93 with physical, cognitive, social and emotional disabilities.

The benefits of therapeutic horseback riding:

Physical improvements that horseback therapy can provide include: balance coordination, mobility, muscle tone, muscle control, sensory integration and visual/spatial orientation.

Cognitive benefits that the therapy can provide include: improvement of attention, communication, judgment, following directions, problem solving and sequencing.

Social/emotion and behavior benefits of horseback riding therapy include: improved cooperation, empathy, responsibility, respect, confidence motivation, goal setting, self esteem, relaxation, self discipline and trust.

Walk On offers an indoor and outdoor arena, a sensory paddock, and a sensory trail.

In addition to regular weekly therapeutic horseback riding lessons, Walk On welcomes assisted living facilities and day groups for a variety of "Meet & Greets" specialized to your group.

Walk On offers lessons Monday -- Saturday.

Walk On is located at 26665 West Cuba in Barrington Illinois.

Interviews and photo/video opportunities are welcome with appointment.

Contact/Program Director:Mary Illing