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What are the benefits of Therapeutic Riding?

 

Therapeutic Riding Provides...the opportunity for people with special needs to use horses as their therapists.

 

Therapeutic Riding Can. . .

  • Improve coordination and reflexes
  • Increase balance
  • Relax constricted muscles
  • Strengthen and stretch muscles
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Improve self-awareness
  • Increase concentration
  • Give a sense of achievement
  • Build a special relationship between horse and rider

 

Who Benefits . . . from participating in a therapeutic riding program?  

 

                                                              

Individuals with the following:

 

 

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Head Injury
  • Depression
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Blindness
  • Stroke
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Many other conditions as well

 

 

A horse is a dynamic living animal that lends itself perfectly to a multi-sensory approach to healing. 
 
 

 

 
 
Posture, balance, coordination, strengthening and stretching all occur naturally in the course of riding. 
 
 
 

 

Through this multi-sensory approach, the horse helps to heal the individual both physically and psychologically.

 

 
 
 
Many persons who are restricted to wheelchairs, braces and crutches become
independently mobile for the first time while riding a horse.
 
 

 

 

 

 Joy enters their world!

 

 

 

 

Are you interested in participating in our program?  Do you know someone who could benefit from Horses for Healing? 

 
If so, Please consider referring them to our program. We currently do not have a waiting list.
 

Click here to see our Brochure.

 

Please visit our  Become a Rider  page to learn more about joining our program.