Eddie Arlt, a 5-year-old Columbian boy, has been diagnosed with several behavior disorders that affected his speech and language function. A speech – language therapy that includes hippotherapy was introduced to his parents to help with the disorder.
Hippotherapy refers to the movement of a horse as a treatment strategy for physical, occupational, or even speech-language therapy. It differs from “therapeutic” riding, which is aimed at improving riding skills or quality of life for individuals with special needs.
After 2 years of hippotherapy, the 5-year old is now able to interact and communicate better.