Animals

Reining in the NDIS

Equine therapy client Sara Cann with her horse, Choco. Photo: Matthew Goddard.

Equine therapy is an unconventional form of treatment for people with special needs and mental health challenges.

However, the National Disability Insurance Scheme sees Perth’s equine therapy centres as only recreational.

This results in a lower rate of funding for equine therapy clients, forcing them to pay for services that may otherwise be covered by the government.

Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre clients Sara Cann and Jordan Hill have used horses to achieve incredible goals.

Here are their stories, and the benefits equine therapy can offer for people with special needs.

View a photo gallery below of the riders and equine specialists mentioned in the story.