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WHAT IS EQUINOTHERAPY?
Equine Therapy, also known as equine assistance therapy and riding lessons the disabled, is the use of horse and equine-oriented activities to achieve a variety of therapeutic goals, including, physical, emotional, mental, social, educational and behavioral problems.
Benefits of Equine Therapy
Additional benefits for riders as they participate in classes equinotherapy are enhanced cognitive and sequential thinking, solving problems, increased confidence and self-confidence, exposure to mentors and positive role models, and movements aimed at achieving individual goals proposed by therapists or schools.
The equinotherapy also promotes socialization, trainers, therapists, volunteers, parents and riders gather in coexistence. Usually the interaction social is more important than riding lessons. Friendships are formed, behaviors are acceptable and unacceptable behavior are encouraged discarded. A human-animal relationship develops between riders and their horses therapy, as riders discover that the horses are calm, friendly, they accept and do not see disabilities.