For 10-year-old Brayden, one 30-minute session on horseback is the physical equivalent of taking 2,500 to 3,000 steps. Brayden is living with spastic hemiplegia, a type of cerebral palsy that causes paralysis and motor impairments on one side of the body. He attends hippotherapy sessions, which uses horseback riding as a therapeutic treatment, to assist with balance, coordination, and functional mobility in a safe environment.
The therapy is expensive and not always covered by insurance. Together, Watermark for Kids and The Fountains at Lake Pointe Woods stepped up to support Brayden and his family.
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