Therapeutic horseback riding is a form of recreational horseback riding adapted to meet the needs of individuals with varying levels of physical and cognitive abilities. Horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait. As a result, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength. For individuals with mental or emotional disabilities, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem. Best of all… Riding is fun!