Equine Motion: A long history of proven benefits.
The benefits of equine motion are time-tested and scientifically proven.
Greek writings as far back as 400 BC mention the healing effects of a slow walking horse in treating both motor and sensory impairments.
Through decades of peer reviewed scientific research, the use of equine movement has evolved into an effective, medically supported therapy used by physical, occupational and speech therapists, as well as psychologists and other mental health practitioners.
By employing the slow, rhythmic movements of a horse, their patients routinely show improved balance, posture, mobility, coordination and strength. Mentally, patients experience improved cognitive, behavioral and communication skills, as well as an increase in focus and calmness. All these benefits are due to the fact that a horse’s walking motion simultaneously activates both left and right hemispheres of the brain, and the area of the brain that controls attention, impulses and activity levels.