2020 SU Hippotherapy Application


Occupational therapy students at Shenandoah University are looking for volunteers to research Effects of Hippotherapy on Caregiver Perception of Performance and Satisfaction in School-Based Activities in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

∑     Participants will be mixed genders ranging from five (5) to twelve (12) years old. Participants will have a diagnosis of ASD. Exclusion criteria for participants of the study includes:

∑ Participants with previous participation in therapy with horses within the last three    

   years prior to entering into the study

∑ Participants who are wheelchair dependent (due to the limitations of the facility)

∑ Participants with contradicting comorbidities as determined by the therapist on a case 

  by case basis



∑      Your child will engage in free occupational therapy utilizing Hippotherapy (a research proven treatment where the movement of the horse is used).  To reduce risk there will be multiple trained individuals participating during the session.

∑      The study will take place at Ride-On Ranch 38416 Morrisonville Rd, Lovettsville, VA 20180. The scheduled dates will be March 15th, 22nd, and April 5th, 19th, and 26th. Scheduled dates are subject to change depending on weather related events. Each hippotherapy session will consist of occupation-focused therapeutic activities performed while mounted on the horse.

Ride-On Ranch
38416 Morrisonville Road
Lovettsville, VA 20180
Autumn O'Hara, OTD, MS, OTR/L, HPCS
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Mary Jordan

Shenandoah University Division of Occupational Therapy Student
1775 North Sector Court
Winchester, VA 22601
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Ride-On Ranch Equine Assisted Therapies, LLC (Ride-On Ranch)is considered an out-of-network provider for all health insurance companies.  All services provided byRide-On Ranch are fee for service.  If you have out-of-network coverage, you may choose to submit claims to your health insurance company.  Ride-On Ranch will not submit claims on the patientís behalf, nor negotiate with any insurance companies for reimbursement.

It is your responsibility to find out if your healthinsurance company will or will not reimburse for the services received fromRide-On Ranch. If requested, Ride-On Ranch can provide you with all treatmentnotes for submission to your health insurance company. All treatment notes fromRide-On Ranch clearly reflect the nature and scope of services provided,including but not limited to the use of equine movement as part of an integratedtreatment strategy.

By clicking "I agreeĒ you understand and acknowledge the exclusion policies that some insurance companies may have. You agree to take full responsibility for all claim submissions made to your insurance company, including but not limited to notifying the insurance company of the specific treatment that the patient is receiving at Ride-On Ranch. 

Past Medical History
Physical Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Vision concerns
Hearing concerns
Diet/feeding concerns
In Consideration of my participation in Ride-On Ranch sponsored events and activities, I agree to the following:

1. Waiver and Release: I am fully aware of and appreciate the risks, including the risk of catastrophic injury, paralysis, and even death, as well as other damages and losses, associated with participation in a equine-related events and related activities. I further agree
on behalf of myself, my heirs and personal representatives, that Autumn O'Hara along with Ride-On Ranch or Belisle Corp LLC, volunteers, employees, agents, sponsors, officers, and directors of these organizations, shall not be liable for any injury, loss of life or other loss or damage occurring as a result of my participation in the event.

2. Medical Attention: I hereby give my consent to Ride-On Ranch to provide, through a medical staff of its choice, customary medical attention, transportation and emergency medical services as warranted in the course of my participation in Ride-On Ranch sponsored or sanctioned events.

3. Readiness to Participate: I will only participate in those activities in which I believe I am physically and psychologically prepared to participate.

As legal guardian of this participant, I hereby verify that I have read and fully understand each of the conditions under Participant Waiver and Release section for permitting my dependent to participate in any Ride-On Ranch sponsored events and activities and I accept each of the conditions, especially the waiver and release set forth in paragraph one.

Insurance Information
All participants are required to be covered with insurance for accidental injury. In most instances, family health insurance is adequate. Please indicate your family health insurance plan above.

Medical Treatment Authorization
I/We being the legal guardians of the applicant authorize Ride-On Ranch and its agentís permission to request medical treatment as necessary to ensure the well being of our dependent.
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Information will be needed upon arrival including a prescription for occupational therapy or physical therapy along with a doctor's signed note clearing the participant to engage in equine-related activities.