“Hippotherapy Builds Strong Bodies and Minds.”

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Welcome to Rocking Horse Rehab

Rocking Horse Rehab is a pediatric rehabilitation and family wellness center specializing in equine assisted therapies along with alternative and traditional therapeutic programs.  Our mission is to enhance the quality of life of individuals with disabilities and their families by offering innovative opportunities for clinical, educational, and social development through equine assisted therapies and other alternative therapeutic programs.  Our philosophy is to treat the “whole child” using the expertise of our specialized staff consisting of physical, speech, and occupational therapists, clinical social workers, therapeutic riding instructors, and music therapists.

Rocking Horse Rehab is located within the Essex Equestrian Center in West Orange, New Jersey.  Our clinic occupies approximately 2000 square feet of fully equipped treatment rooms, offices, a kitchen, and a beautiful reception area with seven viewing windows overlooking our Olympic sized, heated, indoor arena.

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Our Services

Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy is PT, OT, and speech therapy using a horse to meet therapy goals!

Hippotherapy

Hippotherapy is helpful for: autism, cerebral palsy, anxiety, and many more!

Therapeutic Riding

Therapeutic riding teaches skills to children with special needs.

Therapeutic Riding

Many children develop a passion for horses and riding after participating in Hippotherapy.

Equine Assisted Activities

Equine assisted activities are un-mounted, goal oriented, sensory-motor activities.

Equine Assisted Activities

These activities include grooming and ground work with our equine staff.

School Programs

We invite you to bring your students for a “sense-sational” educational equine experience.

School Programs

Our school programs are tailored to the needs of our students!

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Nominated: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016

Visit our “In The News” section to see all of the articles we have been featured in!

About Rocking Horse Rehab

RHR is one of the few centers in the US to offer a unique combination of services which include:

  • Hippotherapy
  • Therapeutic Riding
  • Equine Assisted Activities
  • Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy
  • Speech, Physical, and Occupational Therapy
  • School Programs
  • Field Trips
  • Wellness Retreats

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Testimonials

“This place has taught me how to work with all type of horses and a really good place to ride too. And how to use my social skills . And how to. Have a great bond with horses.”
Brooke
“Every person and every horse here has a beautiful heart and soul! An incredible experience.”
Nikki
“The best place in the world for the kids.”
Cathy