The practice of therapeutic horsemanship uses the horse as a motivational tool to help people with special needs improve listening skills, focus, sequencing, coordination, and develop greater self-confidence, patience, and control.
Therapeutic horsemanship activities include grooming, saddling, leading and warm up activities on the ground as well as mounted riding for individuals or in small groups. Some of our riders are independent and others are assisted by a horse leader and two sidewalkers to ensure their safety. The benefits of therapeutic horsemanship or horsewomanship are improvements in strength, balance, confidence, communication and social skills. Horses do not judge or criticize. They close their eyes and soak in the attention of a gentle hand and carry their rider places their legs may not be able to take them.
Therapeutic horsemanship is an equine-assisted activity for the purpose of contributing positively to the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals no matter what your need is.
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