Therapeutic riding can provide healthy benefits to people of all ages and abilities, including those who suffer from the following conditions:

  • ADD or other hyperactivity disorder
  • autism spectrum disorder
  • at-risk youth
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • developmental delay or disability
  • Down syndrome
  • emotional, behavioral or mental health impairment
  • head trauma/brain injury/stroke
  • hearing, speech or visual impairment
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • paralysis
  • spinal cord injury
  • substance abuse

Therapeutic riding programs can be developed for students as young as 3, providing the student has appropriate head stability and neck strength. It is a long-term interest that can be pursued well into adulthood, and can continue to challenge the student’s growth and development even as he/she becomes increasingly proficient.

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