IN-STRIDE THERAPEUTIC RIDING, INC. is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to providing healing through the use of horses with the help of volunteers and donations. Through therapeutic riding, healing occurs in unique ways.
HISTORY: Therapeutic riding came to the United States in the 1950’s. Since that time, therapeutic riding has been benefiting individuals by influencing the entire mind, body and spirit providing profound healing affects.
BENEFITS: Therapeutic riding benefits a multitude of physical disabilities by encouraging individuals to use all of the muscles in the body, therefore building better muscle tone. The heat of the horse’s body helps to provide a natural state of relaxation to the riders muscles allowing the body and mind to relax.
The bond between a horse and a rider is amazing and beautiful thing that is beneficial to individuals suffering from emotional disabilities.
Types of Disabilities that Benefit:
Autism, mental retardation, learning disabilities, developmental delay, cerebral palsey, down syndrome, MS, emotional instability, ADD, depression, OCD, traumatic brain injuries, and many, many more.
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man” ~ Winston Churchill