The "Aggie" helps support the RideAbility Program at Utah State University! 100% of the proceeds go to help this great program!
Adaptive Riding (AR) utilizes a combination of horsemanship related ground-skills and riding activities for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of individuals with special needs. Individuals must have a diagnosed cognitive or physical condition.
Weekly 45 minute“RideAbility”sessions are organized each semester to serve community participants and provide EAAT student teaching opportunities. The AR program serves riders as young as 4 years of age with no upper age limit. Participants in this program have conditions which include autism, Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, brain tumor, traumatic brain injury (TBI), paraplegia, and more. Sessions are conducted in a specially designed arena at the USU Livestock Teaching Pavilion.
Recreational in nature, AR can have many benefits. When riding, the horse rhythmically moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to the human gait. Riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance, and muscle strength. Likewise, engaging in activities with horses can have a calming and relaxing effect on individuals struggling with emotional or mental issues.
DiO was formulated to be as safe as possible for our customers and their animals. DiO is Ph balanced to ensure that it is exceptionally gentle on animal (especially horses) skin. Though this formulation is great for animals it can cause a bit of a reddening effect on human skin. This is not dangerous to the person but irritation can happen depending on your skin Ph. DiO is safe for use on all animals, even those pregnant or nursing or those intended for consumption.
We have customers who utilize both formulas effectively on dogs, show pigs, cattle and even a llama or two. DiO is safe if it is accidentally ingested by an animal. Our products are also safe if left on for extended periods of time. Due to our precise formulation the risk of burning or blistering the horse's skin is very low. Occasional irritation can occur if DiO is applied to freshly shaven white legs or if combined with other products. DiO is best utilized as a stand-alone product but if you choose to mix with other products please do so with caution.
DiO is designed to be used daily without fear or worry that accompany many other products. Formulated with specially selected ingredients in compliance with FEI regulatory lists, it is the preferred choice to use before and after training or competition. DiO it will help ease deep and soft tissue discomfort that arises before, during and after competition. DiO penetrates deep muscle pains without causing irritation or excessive heat under pads, boots or wraps. DiO is perfect for sensitive skinned horses. Our veterinary strength formula combines aggressive pain management with gentle application. DiO helps bring horses back after injury and get ready for competition by reducing inflammation and pain in ligaments, joints, tendons & muscles.
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