Miley is currently 7 years old and has a huge passion for horses. Finding a therapeutic horse program such as those offered by HorsePower Australia has been hugely beneficial for Miley. Miley has both Visual and Auditory Processing Disorders along with anxiety issues which makes focusing on tasks for an extended period of time difficult. We chose to enroll Miley with HorsePower Australia as an ongoing weekly therapy, allowing Miley to benefit from the therapeutic opportunities that each session brings. Miley directly benefits from Physical, Occupational, Speech/Auditory Therapy all whilst having some fun on the back of a horse. During her weekly riding sessions, we have noticed an increase in her self-confidence and happiness, she is able to positively work her brain, listening, processing, and performing tasks that are given to her by her coach and volunteer supports. Which is wonderful to see.
Through HorsePower Australia, Miley not only has access to the therapeutic benefits of being with horses, but she also gets to learn Horse Riding and Horsemanship Skills, that teach her how to care for these animals that bring her such joy. As a participant of HorsePower Australia Miley also gets the opportunity to participate in State sporting competitions including Dressage and the famous Community TAB State Games that are held every year, this event is loads of fun!!!
The Coaches, Assistant Coaches, and all the volunteers associated with HorsePower Australia are wonderful and highly skilled, we are extremely grateful for all their continued support.
Lastly a massive thanks to Community TAB for the funding behind the Hearts & Horses Scholarship program, this year Miley was fortunate enough to be granted a scholarship and we are extremely grateful for this support.