"Wow!! What a blessing SpiritHorse has been for our family! Our daughter is having few, if any, meltdowns. Also, her ability to recall information has greatly improved. Thank you Gayle and volunteers for all you do!"
Caleb was diagnosed with ADHD. After having a bad reaction to medications for ADHD, we began searching for alternative ways to help him control his ADHD. Through our research, we came across Spirit Horse and decided to try equine therapy with him. The results we saw from his session with Spirit Horse were tremendous. Each day we went, Caleb had to help prepare the horse to be ridden, he learned how to ride the horse, he learned to help lead the horse while walking, and he learned how to care for the horse. He did this while under the constant guidance of Gayle Thorn and her volunteers. They were so patient with him. Each task that he learned how to do was intentional in helping him to learn how to handle the symptoms associated with ADHD. Caleb learned to take instruction, to follow through with tasks, to deal with frustrations in a task, and to remain in control of his body. Caleb’s time at Spirit Horse prepared him to begin Kindergarten. We are very thankful to Spirit Horse and her team of volunteers for working with our son.
"We love Spirithorse and Ms. Gayle! My daughter has been taking lessons for 3 years and has come so far! We are grateful for the therapy she is able to receive! Please check them out, you will not be disappointed!!"
My oldest, special needs daughter, is absolutely loving her lessons at Alabama Spirithorse!!! She is learning skills and confidence in her abilities!! My younger children are learning about how to care for horses and how to take care of the stalls and all aspects of horses!! They are learning a lot, too!! Thanks Gayle Thorn!!
"My daughter absolutely loves it!!! This has helped build her confidence, works on her balancing and building her muscle."
"We loved coming to Alabama SpiritHorse! My 2.5 year old had a great experience & learned a lot. Gayle & Anna worked very well together & my daughter loved working with them both. I would highly recommend this program to anyone!"