They are the perfect therapeutic partners.
The transfer of heat from horse to rider encourages relaxation and aids in concentration.
The horse is a powerful motivator; clients try harder, stay on task, they work to communicate.
Horses are non-judgmental and offer unconditional acceptance to people who sometimes experience social isolation and rejection.
Horse related activities are easily adapted to meet the unique needs of clients.
Horseback riding is an experience of success, unlike other activities that require a certain level of agility, mobility, and understanding prior to being successful.
Horses offer therapeutic gains through a shared experience, partnership, and interaction with the rider.
"There is something about the outside of a horse
that is good for the inside of a man."
Sir Winston Churchill