Equine therapeutic riding for the disabled is recognized as one of the more progressive forms of therapy. The ability to control a horse as well as one's own body inspires self-confidence, responsibility and teamwork. Best of all, it is a thoroughly enjoyable experience, which creates a special relationship between rider and horse and promotes personal challenges. Through therapeutic and enjoyable equine activities, riders learn horsemanship that stimulates physical, mental and emotional growth.
Physical disabilities can range from Cerebral palsy to accidental injury. Intellectual disabilities, mental illness, autism, developmental delay and emotional disturbances have all responded well to riding therapy.