Who Benefits from Therapeutic Riding?
|Muscular Dystrophy||Paralysis||Emotional Disabilities||Cerebral Palsy|
|Spina Bifida||Learning Disabilities||Hearing Impairments||Mental Retardation|
|Visual Impairments||Autism||Down Syndrome||Amputations|
|Brain Injuries||Multiple Sclerosis||Rett Syndrome||Attention Deficit Disorders|
Physically, the gentle movement of a supervised ride on a horse develops muscle tone, control, and balance. Horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves their bodies in a manner similar to normal human walking.
Emotionally and mentally, the relationship a rider develops with a horse builds confidence, self-esteem, motivation, patience and the realization between cause and effect.
The love the rider experiences from the horse, encourages the rider to not only trust the horse but rely on it. So they can accomplish the rider’s goals together.