My son just attended his first Horse Therapy session. Ours is not called "hippo-therapy" as their is no PT involved. The trainer has been trained and works frequently with special needs children. The trainer and a "walker" worked with him to aquaint him with the horse and teach him some basics for riding & safety. My question is this - should he be trying to "stand" or lift himself up from the sitting position. They were having him try to do this but it was really hard - as we all know the quads are the weakest! If anyone else is using hippotherapy, I'd like to know what they are and are not doing!