Foundation AM-EN

Heidi Paliz- President AM-EN Foundation


(Ridingtherapy combined with conventional and alternative therapies)


We offer Ridingtherapy (Hipotherapy or therapeutic riding), Volting, horse back riding early estimulation for children from 1 to 6 years, recreation for disabled and "Global rehabilitation on the basic of hipotherapy" through the application of alternative and conventional therapies (Fisiotherapy, language therapy, occupational therapy, energy therapies, art therapy, theatre therapy and music therapy) to persons with different disabilities (autism, down syndrome, brain palsy, mental retardation, multiple sclerosis, poliomyelitis, bifid spine, blindness, deaf, anorexia, bulimia, problems with learning, language and behavior).

We also give:

- Stimulation for children between 1 - 6 years
- Seminars and workshops to studentes, professionals and parentes of children with disabilities in the AM-EN Center,

- Recreation for Disabled
- Tourism for disabled (
- Riding clases

Since 1999, with the aid of the United Nations fund for Disability, we have trained several public and private institutions and militar cavallery battalions in Ecuador and other South- and Central American countries in the new method developed by AM-EN on "Global rehabilitation on the basis of hipotherapy" with great success.






Although I enjoyed all aspects of working at the Fundacion Amen, the highlight was working with the children with special needs. I had the privilege of meeting several people whom had been participating in the program for some time, and they are living testament to the effectiveness of this progressive therapy treatment. I could see the pleasure and tranquility it brought it to each child involved, whether it was their first day or their third year . From the friendly volunteers to the knowledgeable full-time staff, I appreciated the positive and constructive atmosphere. My only regret at the Fundacion was that I was only able to work for six weeks, and I would love to return one day. Ben Volmer