RIDING WITH THERAPEUTIC PURPOSES
The horse step produces about 60-75 three-dimensional movements per minute, equivalent to the normal human gait neurophysiologically, the physiognomy of its back provides a correct position sitting and provides the central nervous system a large inflow of sensory stimuli.
Along with the environment in which this activity develops, make the horse a facilitator, able to:
- Change the response of the central nervous system, facilitating postural patterns and more normalizing movement;
- Promote fundamental experiences for the development of skills Motor, Cognitive, Communicative and Psychosocial.
The objectives are neuromotor, and specific priority in the individual's rehabilitation process. It is a clinically oriented approach, led by health care professionals with the support of Riding Coach and trained horses for this purpose. The goal is to remove rehabilitation contributions through the horse's movement and not the riding school.
The objectives are psychomotor, more targeted to specific needs in education, psychological or cognitive.
With progress can be included in the riding school.
The technical is the therapist or the Riding Trainer in close partnership with all therapists involved in the rehabilitation process (educators, psychologists and therapists) towards the definition of therapeutic goals.
Sporting goals, competition or leisure;
The “Coach” and the rider work to develop equestrian skills;
Promotion of equestrian performance or competition, improve self-esteem and the competitive spirit.