©2018 by Acorn Hill EAAT Inc.

Mission Statement

To improve the quality of life for individuals

with special needs in central Minnesota through

Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT)

To watch as the gentle power of the horse

strengthens and empowers each rider

in a safe and fun learning environment

What we Do

We serve people diagnosed with special needs in Central Minnesota at Upper Oak Farm located in Motley (Leader). 120 acres of Timothy hay, wooded areas, an outdoor arena and barn offer the perfect setting for

Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies

  • Non-profit 501(c)3

  • PATH International center member

Offering:

  Therapeutic Riding Lessons

                  Hippotherapy

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Acorn Hill

EAAT

Inc.

Therapeutic Riding Lessons

& Hippotherapy
(treatment with the help of the horse)

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Where we Are

 

Who we Are

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Kelly Peterson

Founder/Executive Director

Therapeutic Riding Instructor

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Toni Wasilensky

Trainer/Horse Handler

Therapeutic Riding Instructor

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Physical, Occupational, 

Speech Language, 

Mental Health Therapy

and Hospice Care

Coming Soon!

Why Hippotherapy?

My name is Kelly Peterson and I am here to say that Hippotherapy (in addition to regular therapy methods) really works. Hippo is Greek for horse so Hippotherapy means treatment with the help of the horse (or pony). As a trained side walker I have seen miraculous progress for children using walkers and wheelchairs during and after Hippotherapy sessions.  Parents and caregivers tell us about further progress at home.  For example, one caregiver told us "Her balance has improved so much that she does not get shaky when she is in tricky situations like getting out of her chair.  She does it alone." As a team we saw this rider and others consistently improve balance, increase their ability to walk, begin to talk, boost self-confidence, giggle and smile all while building core muscles.  The repetitive motion created in a riding session is not able to be reproduced in the same manner with the same success anywhere else. Meanwhile, riders have so much fun they do not even know how hard they are working!  For research results and more information visit www.americanhippotherapyassociation.org.  Click the button below for my personal and professional connection to the riders and families we serve.

In loving memory of Sophie

April 21, 2012-August 25, 2019

Sophie came to us during our Pilot Program in 2017  (see Hippotherapy pic above).  She traveled in a wheelchair and couldn't sit up by herself. After Hippotherapy sessions February - August 2017 she could sit up, and so much more! Her wide smile and beautiful spirit enriched the lives of everyone, both two-legged and four. Rest in peace little one,

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Latest news for YOU

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September 2019
  • Riders in Outdoor Arena!

  • Ruby's LOL Video

  • September Stars 

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Donations Needed

for:

Can be

Made online below

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or Mailed to:

Acorn Hill EAAT Inc.

7969 65th Avenue SW

Motley, MN  56466

Donations are tax deductible  and grately appreciated

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Contact
Acorn Hill EAAT Inc

7969 65th Ave SW,

Motley, MN 56466

(540) 454-1711