Persons with disabilities who are able to participate in therapeutic riding find improved balance, posture, mobility and function. Spiritually and emotionally riders improve as well. The horse takes it’s riders through a complex series of movements that use all of the body’s muscles. The result is beneficial to mind, spirit and body.
At Horses of Hope, the horse is utilized as a therapy resource because of his unique gait and his willingness to carry and connect with people. The horse’s walk provides sensory input through movement, which is variable, rhythmic and repetitive. The resultant movement responses in the client are similar to human movement patterns of the pelvis while walking.