Horseback Riding Therapy
The Uses of Equine Therapy
The Uses of Hippotherapy
Many of the benefits of equine therapy can be associated with hippotherapy, which is often used for physical and occupational therapy. The MiraColt horseback riding equipment we provide makes it possible for individuals to pace themselves while developing strength and receiving benefits such as better respiratory control, postural symmetry, muscle gain, control over extremities, core strength, and motor skills, balance and flexibility, and endurance. Use of this machinery activates numerous muscle groups simultaneously and stimulates brain function.
In the end, the answer to the question, “What is hippotherapy used for?” is an impressive list of benefits that target the whole person. Understanding the two categories of horseback riding therapy will allow you to decide how to target specific inabilities or hindrances within an individual in need.