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Individuals with almost any cognitive, physical and/or emotional disability can benefit from therapeutic riding, driving, vaulting, competition or other purposeful, safe and supervised interaction with equines.
Because horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.
For individuals with mental or emotional disabilities, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem.
Local, State, National and even International Competition often is the logical progression for individuals with disabilities who have mastered equestrian skills and seek to further challenge themselves.
The sense of independence and acceptance found through these activities with the horse benefits all.
Individuals with the following disabilities commonly participate and benefit from equine facilitated therapy and activities:
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Horse Riding Stable
P.O. Box 23284
New Orleans, LA 70183-3284
(504) 466-9960 or (504) 651-LADY