Equine therapy is helping with 2-year-old’s rare disease

Maxwell Freed was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease called SLC6A1.

Through equine assisted occupational therapy, Maxwell has been noticeably happier, his mother Amber says.

“We noticed soon after he started that the equine therapy was helping him build core strength that we otherwise couldn’t do for him, but also really improving his behavioral outlook in the day-to-day.”

Jeff Galloway, an occupational therapist with Sundance Therapy, says that having Maxwell ride horses helps with balance and even touching the horse helps emotionally.