Many may not know that Horseback Riding is a part of outdoor activities, but it is a great experience that everyone deserves to have in their life. In fact, it is one of the oldest sports, which is considered an Olympic sport since 1900. Perhaps the most important thing is that Horseback RIding has now been established as a very effective method of treating mobility problems. The person with a disability riding a horse must inadvertently change his posture to balance and maintain his upright position against any movement of the horse. Therefore, the movement of the horse's body causes the rider to respond with completely reflexive movements. Thus, therapeutic riding has a special therapeutic effect on people with motor disabilities. The moving horse, especially for a child with special abilities, is a powerful motivator used by the therapist to achieve his goal. At the same time, the child is given the opportunity to "make up" for the limitations of mobility that he experiences, a fact that positively affects the child's mental and emotional development and his relationship with the wider environment.
Of course, the horse helps not only people with mobility problems but also other diseases. Classic examples of multiple sclerosis, depression, and many others have been reported. The reason is very simple and lies in the fact that the horse understands you, feels you, and creates a magical relationship of interaction with you, effectively penetrating into your psychology. This, then, is the well-known Hippotherapy !!!
But what does living with a horse involve? The following are very simple:
- A saddle on which the rider or the amazon sits.
- Stirrers, presses to be able to climb into the saddle.
- Reins, which are designed to hold the mouthpiece in the horse's mouth.
- Stomachs, which are the connecting link between the rider and the horse.
Now that we have seen what a positive effect a horse can have on humans, we need to say nothing but that it is worthwhile for anyone to try. Always with the help of an expert who is by your side at the beginning to learn the basic rules of behavior and with love for the horse. From there you can enjoy, without fear, a beautiful walk in nature with your new best friend.