Increasing the PosAbilities
Hippotherapy Simulator Equipment
for therapy interventions in Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Parkinson’s, Stroke and other similar neuromuscular conditions
Base Model with option of either the High or Low Base Seat
Has Interchangeable Seat Upgrade with both Low and High Base Seats
Only in Texas. $500.00 Security deposit and 6 months minimum term.
What is the MiraColt™?
Chariot Innovations makes hippotherapy simulator equipment with a variety of therapeutic benefits. The MiraColt™ is a medical-grade equine motion simulator that is inspired by the benefits of horseback riding in hippotherapy. According to the American Hippotherapy Association (AHA), hippotherapy refers to “how occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement as a therapy tool.”
Why the MiraColt™?
The MiraColt™, as a horse-riding simulator, accurately reproduces the smooth, rhythmic, and repetitive motion pattern of a horse to the rider. The motion of this hippotherapy machine is very similar to the mechanics of the human walking gait.
When using the MiraColt™, the rider engages their muscles and joints in a way that allows for increased strength and range of motion over time. This utility of the equine motion provides a variety of inputs to the rider, which may result in a spectrum of improvements: improved coordination, increased head and trunk control, joint stability, weight shift, and postural equilibrium responses—i.e., greater functional ability, gait stability, and overall quality of life.
There are a variety of advantages to using this hippotherapy equipment. It’s easy to handle, doesn’t take up much space, isn’t dependent on weather conditions, and decreases the risk of falls. It’s an ideal solution for anyone who’s allergic to—or simply fearful of—horses.
The MiraColt can be used to evaluate posture while riding, and to build strength for people preparing to ride horses for therapy. Whether in a home or clinic, the MiraColt is a useful complement alongside horseback riding.
Find out how hippotherapy equipment from Chariot Innovations can make a difference.
The MiraColt™ is currently serving….
PATH/AHA Affiliated Centers
At Home Placements
Higher Ed. & Research Centers
Special Education Facilities
What our clients and colleagues have to say about us.
“The Miracolt gives people with disability a safe and ‘true to life’ alternative. It has all the benefits of equine therapy but in a safe and controlled environment.”
McIntyre Centre Riding for Disabled
“We have tried every equipment, mechanical device out there, you name it. This machine, the motion it provides, has done more for my husband’s brain than anything else we’ve tried. As a nurse, I see him improving every day.”
Patricia JelksWife of a stroke survivor
“We recently used the MiraColt in combination with speech therapy for adults with brain injury, and were very pleased with the outcomes of the project. This is a very promising direction for potentially enhancing the effects of language treatment.”