Research shows that riding students can experience physical, emotional and mental rewards. For individuals with impaired mobility, therapeutic horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves their bodies in a manner similar to the human gait. All riders experience increased balance, muscle control and strength.
Individuals with learning or mental disabilities are motivated by riding to increase concentration, patience and discipline. If a psychological or emotional disability is present, the unique relationship formed with a horse can help improve personal relationships. Riders benefit by having increased self esteem and confidence.
Get your child a horse!