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  • Children between 3-14 years of age with a diagnosis of bilateral spastic cerebral palsy
  • Not had botulinum toxin treatment, orthopedic, or neurosurgery in the 6 months before the onset of the HPOT sessions
  • Fit within the Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) as a level I, II
  • Are able to signal pain, fear, or discomfort reliably and can follow simple directions
  • Have no, or mild, scoliosis

What & How?

  • a) TAMUS Courtney Grimshaw Fowler Equine Therapeutic Program (TAMUS CC) is a program serving individual with special needs by partnering with the horse through EAT. Together with TAMUS Mechanical Engineering Department, TAMUS CC is recruiting children to be in a study that will measure the movement of a rider on the horse, while simultaneously measuring the movement of the horse
  • b) Small (dime-sized), wireless, sensors will be unobtrusively attached to both horse and rider (e.g., on a rider’s helmet or foot).


September 2018 – eight sessions 2x/week

Monday and Thursday before 4:00 pm


  • a) College Station at either: Freeman Arena or Fiddler’s Green/Parson’s Mounted Cavalry Headquarters


Dr. Nancy Krenek, Pt, DPT, HPCS

Dr. Priscilla Lightsey, PT, DPT, MA, HPCS