Dr. Jillian Stewart PT, DPT, HPCS is a physical therapist who graduated from Northwestern University with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2014 and received her Hippotherapy Clinical Specialty in 2017. As an equestrian for over 25 years and a surfer for over a decade, she is passionate about making these non-traditional therapies proven, reputable forms of treatment.
Julie Brown MOT, OTR/L graduated from Nova Southeastern University with her Master’s in occupational therapy in 2007. She has over 12 years experience in pediatrics, including advanced training in Neuro-Developmental Treatment, Ayers Sensory Integration, and through the American Hippotherapy Association. She grew up riding horses and is excited to incorporate equine movement in her treatment sessions.
Biscuit is an 8 year old quarter horse who loves attention and his work as a therapy horse. His easy going yet social personality, medium size and quality movement make him an ideal horse for hippotherapy treatments. Owners Ron Bidnick and Cindy Forrest are generously allowing Biscuit to work in the program.
May is a 10 year old quarter horse who happens to big Biscuit's big sister! She has a smooth, rhythmic gait, which is great for relaxing tight muscles and providing low impact strengthening opportunities for our riders. She absolutely LOVES snacks and entertaining her riders doing tricks for a treat. Owners Ron Bidnick and Cindy Forrest are generously allowing May to work in the program.
Bella is a 16 year old pony of America and a seasoned lesson pony in the jumping community. She has consistent movement at the walk and a wonderful fluid trot. Her gentle disposition makes her a natural therapy pony who can easily connect with her riders. Jennie Bershon and Carol Willner of Wilmont Farms are generously allowing Bella to work in the program.
Paddington is a 15 year old new forest pony. He is originally from the Netherlands and even has a passport! He is a super level headed little guy with the perfect amount of pep in his step to give our clients a great, high repetition core and balance workout. Jennie Bershon and Wilmont farms are generously allowing Paddy to work in the program.
Seven is a 15 year old quarter horse who previously worked on a ranch roping, sorting and gathering cattle. He offers steady, lateral movement and is relaxed yet sensitive, which makes him a great horse to progress riders‘ independence on. Desiree Chandler is generously allowing him to work in program with sponsorship by Dave Myrick.