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Helping Hands Therapeutic Riding Center

Vickie Likens/ Andrea Wosel

31505 East Stringtown Rd
Greenwood, MO 64034
(816) 697-5400



Helping Hands Therapeutic Riding Center is dedicated to helping children and adults with disabilities utilizing equine assisted activities and therapies to improve their everyday quality of life. We are located in Lee’s Summit area in the southeast corner of Jackson County Missouri.


Hippotherapy is a clinical specialty that differs from therapeutic riding — in Hippotherapy, the movement of the horse influences the movement of the rider. A specially trained therapist (a licensed physical or occupational therapist) evaluates the client, develops specific therapy goals, and works one-on-one with the client.  The therapist uses the horse for facilitating the movements and postures for the client. This quality of movement from the horse is the premise for hippotherapy. This is, therefore, a specialized form of medical treatment when a trained therapist develops a care plan for their client using the horse as their primary method of treatment. The on-site gathering room is often used in conjunction with Hippotherapy, depending on an individuals needs.

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