Ryker was referred to Pegasus Special Riders in August of 2011 by a local Physical Therapist, he was 18 months old. At that time he presented with low postural tone and ligamentous laxity. He had some instability in his gait when walking on uneven surfaces and negotiating ramps, small steps, and changes in flooring. He also presented with instability of his trunk and a head tilt.
Along with all this Ryker also has been diagnosed with Autism, OCD and vision impairments. His Physical Therapist at that time felt that our program would help with his trunk strength and stability.
Ryker’s mother Kelly has told us that since he started in our program his balance and posture has greatly improved. His core strength has also gotten a lot better. Riding also gives him the sensory input to be focused and calm for the rest of his day.