During their research, they discovered nearly 100 peer-reviewed journal publications documenting the benefits of hippotherapy (using equine movement) in treating many of the behavioral symptoms associated with neurodevelopmental disabilities such as Autism and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Further investigation showed that less than 1% of therapists nationwide have access to this form of treatment. For schools, hospitals, and most families, this treatment is out of reach because a horse is required. Marilyn and Harriet saw these limitations and sought to bring the motion of equine therapy indoors. Now, because of REST and these two entrepreneurial women, equine motion therapy is universally accessible.
GAIT, LLC is a professional member of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) and of The Attention Deficit Disorder Association. Both are national non-profit organizations providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD and the professionals who serve them.