Karen White, Physical Therapist & MS Clinical Specialist and Kristina Berlin, Volunteer
Established in 1986, the Saratoga Therapeutic Equestrian Program (STEP) is a charitable, not-for-profit 501 (C)(3) organization, registered in NY State, that is dedicated to helping special needs individuals achieve a maximum degree of freedom, independence and mobility through tested and innovative methods of equine assisted therapy and medical rehabilitation. STEP’s therapists, instructors, and dedicated core of volunteers collaborate to provide equine assisted therapies and activities. These activities include HIPPOTHERAPY Our exclusive “STEP-up” program ADAPTIVE RIDING EQUINE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING HERO HORSES VETERANS PROGRAM MEMORY MANE & HORSE SENSE BACK in the SADDLE MS: Muscles, movement & making a difference 1 STEP @ a time DRIVING MISS DOLLY Competition for Para riders & Special Olympics STEP Professionals in a variety of disciplines, including licensed Physical & Occupational Therapists, provide individualized treatment planning for each special needs rider. We also utilized volunteers, horse professionals and specially selected horses to achieve the goals of each rider.