h1 (6)Therapeutic Riding is the use of the horse and equine-oriented activities to achieve a variety of therapeutic goals, including cognitive, physical, emotional, social, educational and behavioral goals. Best of all, it is a thoroughly enjoyable experience, which creates a special relationship between participant and horse and promotes personal challenges.
Horseback riding can improve balance and co-ordination, strengthen muscles, increase circulation and decrease spasticity. Motor functions may also be improved by this unique and enjoyable therapy.
Horseback riding also increases concentration and improves learning skills. Participants are challenged and are rewarded with a sense of achievement. They experience a general feeling of well-being, self-esteem and self-confidence. The participant may also develop a strong bond of respect, trust and kinship with the horse, volunteers and fellow participants.

 Our participants come in all shapes, sizes and ability levels. Their goals are as diverse as they are. Disabilities that commonly benefit from equestrian activities include but are not limited to:

  •           Cerebral Palsy
  •           Multiple Sclerosis
  •           Spina Bifida
  •           Muscular Dystrophy

 

  •           Developmental Delays
  •           Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  •           ADD/ADHD
  •           Autism Spectrum Disorder

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