“Therapy Builds Strong Bodies and Minds.”


Welcome to Rocking Horse Rehab

Rocking Horse Rehab is a pediatric rehabilitation and family wellness center.  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.  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, 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 is PT, OT, and speech therapy utilizing the movement of a horse!


Hippotherapy does not teach riding skills but uses the movement of a horse to help achieve therapy goals.

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)

EFP uses a horse as a partner in psychotherapy.

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy

Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy can help with anxiety, depression, behavior, and social skills.

Equine Assisted Activities

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

Equine Assisted Activities

These activities are used to work on fine motor, gross motor, and speech and language goals.

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!


Nominated: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017

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:

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

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“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.”
“Every person and every horse here has a beautiful heart and soul! An incredible experience.”
“The best place in the world for the kids.”
“The experience of being at RHR will move you just to see the joy and transformation of the clientele in a single session, as much for seeing the mastery of the equines. It is a privilege to bear witness to skill and sensitivity in action. I cannot wait to go back!”
“What an amazingly positive difference this place has made in my son’s life! I’m eternally grateful.”