Starbrite Therapeutic Equestrian Center
Therapeutic EquestrianEquestrian Center Non-Profit
Therapeutic Riding includes horseback riding and other activities with horses that can improve the cognitive, physical, emotional and social well-being of individuals with special needs. For people with disabilities, experiencing the rhythmic motion of a horse can provide improved flexibility, balance and muscle strength. Furthermore, horseback riding also provides the natural benefits of outdoor recreation.
Learning about and riding horses can help people develop life skills. These skills include identifying and coping with feelings, developing communication and interpersonal skills, setting boundaries, overcoming fears and learning to trust. People, especially those with mental illness or addictions, can benefit greatly from riding horses.