WHO WE HELP

Therapeutic riding for people with disabilities has been recognized for decades as physically, psychologically, socially and educationally beneficial. Horseback riding can improve balance and co-ordination, strengthen muscles, increase circulation and decrease spasticity. Motor functions are improved by this unique and enjoyable therapy.

Horseback riding increases concentration and improves learning skills. Riders are challenged and are rewarded with a sense of achievement. They experience a general feeling of well-being, self-esteem and self-confidence as well as overcoming perceptual or developmental problems.

Participants may also develop a strong bond of respect, trust and kinship with the horse, volunteers and fellow riders.

WHO CAN WE HELP?

Horseback riding helps children and adults who have conditions such as:

  • cerebral palsy
  • spinal bifida
  • multiple sclerosis
  • spinal cord injuries
  • traumatic brain damage
  • visual impairments
  • autism
  • hearing impairments

or are:

  • developmentally delayed
  • mentally challenged
  • amputees
  • stroke survivors