Horseback Riding Therapy: Definition | Benefits | FAQs

• HORSEBACK RIDING THERAPY

As someone who has been riding horses for years, I can attest that horseback riding is one of the greatest forms of therapy. Not only does it help you improve your physical and mental dexterity, but it also gives you the confidence to transfer to other areas of your life.

What is horseback riding therapy? Riding therapy is a type of recreational therapy that involves a person with little or no riding experience working with a trained riding instructor. The instructor teaches the student basic riding and training techniques that enhance the student’s cognitive, emotional and physical well-being.

As a rapidly growing form of therapy for individuals of all ages, physical conditions and abilities, riding therapy has proven to be very beneficial. In this post, we will take a closer look at how riding therapy differs from regular horseback riding and the many benefits of this unique form of therapy.

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