WELCOME TO - STEP IT UP
Horses Riding Therapy
We harness the horses healing rhythm by doing therapeutic activities suited to the needs of the specific rider on horseback as well as learning basic horse riding skills.
Welcome to Step It Up
I, Lisa, as fully trained professional will personally assist you or your child.
Small things in a child's' development can become big stumbling blocks later on. The *horse's healing rhythm benefits each rider in a unique way:
self-esteem, posture , mobility , core muscles , balance, midline crossing, gross and fine motor skills, general muscle tone, sensory integration, vestibular functioning and much more is stimulated while on the horses back. They enjoy it so much in the patient, friendly, outdoor environment!
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Our Best Programs
A program of occupational therapy activities developed to be done on horseback. Read more at Therapy Program.
Ideal for nervous adults who want to go over to intermediate lessons, or toddlers to gain confidence on the horses back.
Riders learn to walk, trot and canter with confidence as well as jump in our private training shows.
What Our Parents Say
Mika Our daughter struggled with sensory processing and we looked for help at many therapists and doctors. Touch was especially difficult for her which made the introduction of new foods almost impossible. She also refused to touch sand, making her the only toddler not enjoying playing in the sandpit. Her sleeping pattern was very irregular and as parents, we were at our wits end! We came across StepItUp and decided to give it a go. Lisa is amazing with the kids and after a short while, we began to see a positive response. Our daughter now enjoys playing in the sand, eats varied foods and has a normal sleeping pattern. Her motor skills also improved and she has an amazing connection with the horses. We only have praise for Lisa and would highly recommend Lisa and her team!
Lisa het vir meer as 2 jaar met my autistiese seun gewerk met perdry terapie. Ek het besluit om die roete van perdry terapie te volg en nie die algemene roete van arbeidsterapie nie, aangesien my kind vasgekeer gevoel het by arbeidsterapie, en daar op een ding gekonsentreer was, en dit vir hom soos ‘n straf gevoel het. Ek kon duidelik die afgelope 2 jaar gesien het hoe die terapie gehelp het met sy balans, sy posisie in die ruimte, “ball sence”, postuur en deursettingsvermoe. Toe ons begin het met die terapie kon my seun geen bal vang, skop of slaan nie, hy het nog nooit van bal speeletjies gehou nie, maar besluit om die krieket span n maand gelede te “join”, en tot my grootste verbaasing vaar hy besonders goed (beter as sy ouderdoms groep), ek skryf dit alles toe aan die terapie, en die groot en klein motorise ontwikkeling wat die terapie aanhelp. Die netheid van sy skrif is ook ver verby die gemiddeld van sy klasmaats, waar hy 18 maande terug nie eens in die lyntjies kon skryf nie. Sy postuur het baie beter, en hy loop en sit nou regop waar dit nie voorheen die geval was nie. Wat wil mens meer he, balans, middellyn kruising, groot en klein motorise spiere word alles gelyk geoefen… sonder dat die kind voel hy is anderste en moet arbeidsterapie toe gaan. Hulle geniet dit en hulle selfbeeld word opgebou.
Daniel, who was diagnosed ASD at the age of 3, was completely non-verbal, not able to communicate his need, very active and totally unsociable. Roughly in August 2014, he started saying a few words and slowly his vocabulary started developing. Month to month we could hear improvement in his speech and were delighted at this development. But then in May 2015, he started horse riding with Lisa who patiently worked with him and within the first month, his school teacher confirmed definite and remarkable improvement in his speech, concentration levels, social interaction and much more. Since Daniel has started horse riding, I now recommend it above any other therapy, to anyone who has voiced any sort of concern for their child's development. Thanks for your dedication, Lisa!
After only 2 sessions my daughter already showing more confidence and speech is improving. The team are very kind and friendly. They are so patient and really have a great way in handling the kids. Also very affordable.
Both my kids have grown so much under Lisa's guidance and care. The kids love riding days.
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