Great and Small Therapeutic Riding

Why Horses?

The interaction between horse and human can produce incredible transformation. Here are some of the ways people benefit from interacting with horses:

  • Physical: improved balance, motor planning, flexibility, posture, and muscle tone
  • Mental: graded sensory input, vestibular stimulation, improved attention and sequencing
  • Emotional: promotes responsibility, confidence, self-esteem, independence, safe risk-taking, self discipline
  • Social: positive interactions with the horse, instructor, volunteers, and other riders

For more information on how horses can help humans, check out these resources:

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