Project #9009

Confident Step: help orphans with Cerebral Palsy

by Petersburg Parents
Apr 23, 2012

Hippo Therapy

Hippo therapy is an extremely effective remedy to heal serious health troubles, particularly  CSIP and other support-motor system diseases.

In frame of project "Confident Step" we are organizing weekly classes for the children with these disorders.

Thanks to horse riding all the muscles are working, also the diseased ones. As a result muscles get the load and then become stronger; the muscles atrophy goes down.

A horse gives to a child its good vibration and also massages it. And since the horse temperature is a little bit higher than a human’s one, a child receives some “healing heating”.

According the researches, the horse riding activates lungs which enriches  blood, muscles and brain by oxygen.

 Thanks to horse riding non-moving children might walk. Regular classes helps strengthen the muscles, but also it forms a walking pattern in its consciousness.   Children start to keep balance sitting on a horse and it helps them feel steady on the decks well.

A child riding a horse is starting to walk and speak much better; He or she becomes more strong, agile and robust. And the main point is that a child enlarges its world confines, acquires new social experience and gets a huge positive charge. It makes its life full, bright and eventually happy. In both meanings a child is getting under its troubles, under its yesterday. A horse is a real source of vital force for a child, it awakes a desire to live, to define the goals and achieve it. 


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Petersburg Parents

Location: Saint Petersburg - Russia
Website: http:/​/​
Petersburg Parents
Project Leader:
Elena Lashkova
Saint Petersburg, Russia

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