The needs of the child are assessed and the best service to meet those needs is determined-except for hippotherapy. Below is a list of services currently being provided.
HALTER improves the lives of children with challenges through equine assisted services, education and research.
Frequently Asked Questions
Most services are held each week. Therapeutic riding is held weekly from September-May, with some summer opportunities. Therapy is held weekly until the child is discharged by the therapist. Some camp opportunities are open, call for availability.
Step 2: Contact Sarah Newman, Program Coordinator, if you have any questions about the application.
Step 3: Once HALTER receives and reviews the application, an assessment will be set up to better understand your child’s needs and goals.
Step 4: If HALTER has an opening, your child will be enrolled to begin within a couple of weeks.
- If HALTER does not currently have an opening, your child will be placed on the waiting list
- Children on the waiting list are matched to the opening that best suits them, the waiting list is not “first on, first off.”
- Children on the waiting list are the priority for camps in the summer
Therapeutic riding is charged by the semester, payable monthly. The cost per month depends on the day of the week the child participates but averages $100 per month.
Occupational and speech therapy may be covered by insurance. Contact the hospital for more information.
Equine Assisted Learning services can occur weekly or in a variety of ways including multi-day or half-day “workshops”, contact Nancy Paschall to learn more.
Field trips and camps vary by activity and length of time. Specialty camps for specific groups of children can be arranged, call for more information.