We are looking forward to the following course offerings in 2017


“I wanted to let you know that although every minute of the 4 day training was for me, extremely meaningful and valuable, the relationship between the pelvis of the horse and the human, stands out as the crux of hippotherapy.  I’ve begun to share it, and will continue to share it with my horse handlers/ volunteers/ and parents, etc. as it really drives home how the horse transfers his movement to the client.”

MaryEllen Terpstra– Level I 




Clinical Specialist in Hippotherapy Examination Review Course–

Saturday, June 3, 2017-Date Change

To be held at Special Strides, Monroe New Jersey

Instructor: Susie Rehr, PT HPCS

For more information, contact Susie Rehr PT HPCS at  and Click here for registration information

Exploring Clinical Decision Making for OT’s, PT’s and SLP’s Utilizing Hippotherapy in Their Practice

Sunday, June 4, 2017- Course Addition

This one day course will investigate how, when and why clinical decision making affects the treatment planning and success of “expert” clinicians.  Utilizing a variety of techniques and tools, a clinician can ascend the decision making tree and never feel like they are “going out on a limb without a net”.

For more information, contact Susie Rehr PT HPCS at  and Click here for registration information


American Hippotherapy Association (AHA, Inc.) Sponsored Courses- Held at Special Strides

Level II Treatment Principles  July 28-31, 2017

Instructors: Bonnie Cunningham MA PT HPCS and Meredith Bazar CCC-SLP, HPCS

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Level I Treatment Principles August 11-15, 2017

Instructor: Bonnie Cunningham MA PT HPCS

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Exploring (dis) Abilities 2.0— New Date to Be Announced

Further Exploration…. (dis) Abilities of the Motor and Sensory Systems

A One-Day Course designed for PATH Certified Professionals

To be held at Special Strides following the PATH Region II Conference

This course will explore the realm of Motor and Sensory Systems at a deeper level providing the instructor with an understanding of their connection to the performance of horsemanship skills.  A deeper understanding of these systems promotes insight into planning allowing for greater success for all riders.

Instructors: Susie Rehr PT HPCS, Jane Burrows DPT HPCS

For more information, contact Susie Rehr PT HPCS at

If you have any questions concerning the courses please call Susie at Special Stridesat 732-446-0945 or email