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Why are horses good for riders with physical and intellectual diagnosis?
Horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to the human gait (movement of the horse is much like our own in that our pelvis moves in the same manner). Riders with a physical diagnosis often show improvement in flexibility, balance, posture, mobility, and muscular strength. Behavior, Emotional and Cognitively riders can learn sequencing, fine and gross motor skills, confidence, interpersonal relationships and following directions. ---PATH International
Just look at the happy faces of our riders:
By looking at the faces of our riders, it is not difficult to see what joy therapeutic riding brings them. They love their horses because they are warm, big, strong, can be brushed, cleaned, fed, as well as ridden, and can provide them with four healthy legs. Horses are their best friends. As a guide dog may help a person with blindness to live as normal as a life as possible by enabling the owner to get out and about; a horse can not only restore a  mobility but can provide them with a feeling of freedom and independence. --- Vanessa Britton
Horses do not judge:
Our horses do not care about age, race, physical, learning, or cognitive diagnosis, socio-economics, where people live, or what hardships they may have endured. Our horses love unconditionally and everyone starts off on an equal playing field when it comes to riding. A gentle touch, a hug, or a simple praise from the pat of the hand when horse and rider together meet a challenge always equates to success and the form of a bond that cannot be fully explained. These bond’s made between the horse and rider is theirs and theirs alone which equates to empowerment for all involved. –Christina Menke

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