Where Children and Horses Come Together In a Special way

The Benefits of Equine Assisted Therapy

The benefits and rewards of equine assisted therapy are both psychological and physical.

  • Helps the individual adjust to his/her disability.
  • Presents a challenge that can be mastered.
  • Restores and enhances self-image and confidence.
  • Provides emotional stimulus and motivation through the responsiveness of the horse to the rider's wishes.
  • Improved balance and posture.
  • Useful for behavior modification, especially in the area of self-control.
  • Rider learns to recognize, accept, and cope with fear.
  • Fosters feelings of independence.
  • Enhances comprehension and memory skills.
  • Improved muscle strength and increases mobility.
  • Improved hand-eye coordination, speech and listening skills.
  • Development of relationship between rider and horse which increases pride through a sense of accomplishment.