Therapeutic Riding


Therapeutic Riding uses a live animal, the horse, as rehabilitation tool. The horse’s temperature, shape, rhythmic and three-dimensional movement are strong stimuli which go directly to the rider’s brain and under the therapist’s guidance, make the child respond according to the sought for standards.

At the same time expert therapists create or use a series of different stimuli relating to the exercises, the surroundings and the participating therapy team.

The horse, its movement and the non-clinical setting create a unique combination, which bombards the sensory system with input that requires a great processing effort from all body systems. Moreover, due to the multisensory environment, children and participating adults do not treat the sessions as therapy so there is no psychological fatigue or refusal.