May 6 2015

also known as equine-assisted therapy (EAT).

Equine therapy is a therapeutic approach for people with physical and or neurological difficulties. The motion of the horse at walk is similar to the normal human gait pattern. Horseback riding therefore offers benefits to the rider due to the transmission of the continuous movement from the horse to the rider, in addition to the qualities of the activity as a sport.

Together with a therapist we adapt these sessions depending on the specific needs of each person. We have seen several cases of fantastic progress, particularly in adults and children suffering from autism or Asperger’s syndrome. Through interaction with horses, people with various types of disabilities (for example cerebral palsy, paraplegia, Down’s syndrome, Fragile X syndrome, Willson syndrome etc.) can benefit from Equine therapy.

Depending on the individuals capabilities, the rider can move on to therapeutic riding lessons or even competition in para-dressage. Individual sessions are usually 20 minutes.