Benefits of Adapted Riding/Therapeutic Riding:

Focus - Riding a horse while working on independence for sport, recreation, and education.

 

Benefits - Increase quality of life and teach riding skills with adaptions as necessary.

 

Lessons - Are lead and organized by PATH Intl and CHA, Inc. trained riding instructors

 

Benefits from Therapeutic Riding may include but are not limited to:

Riding Skills

Horsemanship skills

following directions, verbal, tactile & visual cues

Safety/environmental awareness

Self-esteem building

Leisure Awareness

Skill Building

Independence

Team Work

Repsonsibiity

Building Relationships

Social Awareness

Balance

Thinking skills - problem solving

Coping Skills

 

Therapeutic Riding teaches skills to participants as a recreational activity. The participant learns to influences the horse to reach the goals.
 
You may want to consider adaptive riding/therapeutic riding if
- the participant wants to learn how to ride a horse and about the skills that go along with it 
- the participant needs adaptions for riding that other barns may not be able to provide i.e., seating, postural alignment, patience.
 

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