Helping kids move freely using the movement of the horse

Do you know a child who struggles to develop their movement skills?

Hippotherapy with Irma helps children between 1 – 3 years old who struggle to lift their heads, play on the floor or make their first steps.

She identifies what is limiting the progress and helps the child to gain control, so they learn to hold their head, sit safely by themselves, or kick a ball.

This will build strong foundations for the future and gives them confidence and energy to continue to learn new skills as they grow.

“My 5 year old boy had a 3 month programme with Irma and can now balance and walk better, he is calmer in himself and he has started to count and speak” – Hodan

Irma Prins

Irma Prins is a chartered Physiotherapist, specialised in hippotherapy, and runs her business Freedom Physiotherapy Services from the Cavalier Centre. She has co-authored best-selling books telling her experiences treating people with hippotherapy.

Irma is passionate about restoring movement to children using her 3-step system, which she has developed during 3 decades working as a physiotherapist. She works with private clients, as well as with case managers and charities.

HCPC No: PH45756

To find out more, please call Irma on 07402 825904 or email: [email protected]

Dates & Times: Monday afternoons

Advantages of Hippotherapy at Cavalier Centres
perfect for very young children
Often no independent sitting required
Meets physiotherapy goals

'Favourite moment? - every time a rider gets 'something' no matter what - to see it click is the best feeling.'


The Cavalier Centre very much relies upon the support of volunteers but, speaking as a volunteer, I cannot put into words how rewarding I find the time that I spend there is. Becoming a volunteer there has been a decision that I do not regret for one minute and I hope to continue my work there for many years to come.


‘I love all the horses at the Cavalier Centre but my stand out favourite is Freddie as he is the one that I ride and have a really good bond with, he is a gentle giant.’


It’s good that the Steps programme is here because it gives people who are struggling and who have challenges a chance to grow in confidence, build communication, work as a team and have fun. 


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Would you like to find out more about hippotherapy?

To find out more, please call Irma on 07402 825904 or email: [email protected]

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