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Therapeutic Benefits

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Therapeutic riding can positively benefit people with paralysis, autism, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental delays, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, head injury, learning disabilities, spinal bifida, amputation and those who have experienced emotional or physical trauma. The horse facilitates the motion of the human stride giving students improved joint mobility, better balance and coordination. Without conscious effort, riders are treated to a proven therapy that is both fun and rewarding while gaining confidence and setting new goals.

Disabilities Impacted

  • Amputation
  • Mental Retardation
  • Arthritis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Attention Deficit Disorders
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Autism
  • Paralysis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Scoliosis
  • Closed Head Injury
  • Spina Bifida
  • Down Syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Developmental Delays
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Emotional Disorders
  • Vision Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment

Benefits

  • Increased range of motion and muscle tone.
  • Improved gross and fine motor skills.
  • Increased concentration.
  • Increased independence at home and school.
  • Increased self-esteem.