Therapeutic Riding

 
Therapeutic horseback riding is a treatment that entails the use of horses to to promote physical, occupational, and emotional growth in people with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, autism, cerebral palsy, dementia, depression, developmental delay, genetic syndromes (such as Down’s syndrome), traumatic brain injuries, behavioral issues, PTSD, drug and alcohol addiction, and other mental health problems.

Hippotherapy is a more specific form of therapeutic riding where a therapist will modify a horse’s movement in order to help establish a foundation to improve neurological function and sensory processing of the rider.

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) provides a search engine to find facilities near you.