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Video: 3-dimensional movement of a horse at walk

WHY RIDING? How therapeutic riding works: the 3-dimensional movement of a horse at walk

Our summer 2018 campaign is focussed on explaining why riding is a great therapeutic activity. This video, created thanks to a few of our volunteers (human and equine!), shows why our core activities use the 3-dimensional movement of a horse to achieve specific therapeutic outcomes.

Our specially trained physiotherapists use selected horses as mobile therapeutic treatment tools. Did you know….Horses have a 3-dimensional movement and some studies have concluded that sitting on a walking horse replicates the movement of a normal walking pattern in the Rider’s pelvis by 97%. The movement of the horse also generates responses in the Rider that are similar to, and essential for, walking.

Special thanks to volunteer Scott McNeish for putting the video together.

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