Equestrian Therapy - Carriage Riding & Disability Horse Riding

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Therapy using horses, or hippotherapy, can have a beneficial impact on patients with a range of conditions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injuries, acting to boost both mental and physical wellbeing. The therapeutic movement of the horse allows relaxation of the patient, in addition to increasing muscle strength which can then improve balance, coordination and posture.

Carriage Riding

Carriage riding was first established in 1975 and involves a horse or pony hitched to a wheeled carriage, which you are then able to control round a course. This promotes independence and can provide new challenges to our patients who may have taken part in horse-riding in the past, or those who are keen to try something new.

For those wanting to challenge themselves further, the sport also gives the opportunity to compete in competitions in carriage riding or to take part in shows. This allows patients to meet new people and have fun, whilst also reaping the physical benefits such as improved coordination and muscle power.

Improves balance, coordination, muscle power, social interaction.

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