Therapeutic riding is teaching those with special needs horsemanship and riding skills. Horses are the only thing that can simulate what it feels like to walk. Benefits the rider gets from the horse is improved balance, core strength, increased flexibility, self-control, empathy, patience, ect,
Horseback riding isn't an appropriate activity for everyone. There are conditions where it is unsafe to ride. It is the responsibility of the rider or parent/guardian to check and verify with their doctor that horseback riding is an appropriate activity. If the instructor sees an unsafe situation they may require a doctor's note, move the rider to groundwork sessions only, or dismiss the participant.
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