Horses Can Heal
Our Bodies, Our Hearts, and Our Spirits.
Equine Assisted Activites
Humans and horses have a long history. Horses have evolved from being hunted to becoming life-long companions. Many riders have personal stories of emotional and spiritual bonding with their horses. These poignant personal stories touch our hearts and along with evidence-based research, therapeutic riding is now recognized as a powerful healing tool.
For those who need help with balance and muscle control, therapeutic riding is particularly beneficial to children and adults with autism, spina bifida, or other physical disabilities.
Those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who have trouble focusing or those who have suffered emotional trauma will benefit from therapeutic riding or equine-assisted activities such as focused concentration games, horse care and horse/rider bonding activities.
Each rider receives intensive and individual instruction from a therapeutic team which includes a certified therapeutic riding instructor and two or more volunteers.
The horse is the perfect mirror, they are very emotional beings; we're only starting to realize how intelligent they are.
Gabrielle Gardner, therapist, Shine For Life