It’s all in the motion.
Equine motion is a proven therapy. REST makes it accessible.
By simulating the walking motion of a horse, REST makes the benefits of equine motion available to anyone.
Nearly 100 peer-reviewed journal publications support the use of equine motion as a therapeutic protocol treating many neurodevelopmental and neuromotor disorders.
Equine motion provides both calming and organizing sensory input while simultaneously addressing bilateral coordination, balance and motor planning skills.
The movements of a horse integrate many senses, including vestibular, proprioceptive, tactile, auditory and visual inputs. Vestibular simulation is one of the strongest and longest lasting sensations and can lead to significant improvement in gross motor skills, postural stability and visual motor control.
Additionally, the unique gait of a slow walking horse transfers variable, repetitive and rhythmic movement that stimulates both the right and left hemispheres of the rider’s brain that control attention, impulses and activity levels.
Equine therapy uses the motion of a walking horse to improve neurologic functions and sensory processes. Its calming, relaxing effect makes it ideal for individuals diagnosed with physical and mental disorders such as ADHD.