Horse Riding - SOON
Therapeutic horseback riding or Hippo therapy
Horses As Therapy:-
It takes more than just the patients turn a horse; the patients use their eyes, heads, and twist the body side to side to help direct the horse. the patients lean slightly forward to go faster and sit up tall and deep to slow down. All of these exercises help to improve motor skills and core strength.
And as the patients abilities progress, depending on their physical abilities and disabilities, they can improve coordination skills as well as balance, core, and leg strength. As therapeutic riding grows, using horses as therapy for both the mind and body.
Riding horses is so effective for people with cerebral palsy because it targets several key weaknesses associated with the disorder.
It’s benefits include:-
- Stimulating circulation and muscles in the legs.
- Achieving balance. Improving core strength.
- Improving posture.
- improving muscle strength. In wheelchair dependence.
- Therapeutic horseback riding can be very effective in preventing further disability from complication of immobilization.
- Improve nerve and muscle coordination as well as muscle strength Prevent further dysfunction that could result from contractures caused by decreased use of muscles and joints The horse’s rhythmic movement helps to strengthen muscles that are used in walking, sitting upright, breathing and speech. Joint flexibility, balance, posture, breathing and verbal abilities have improved as a result of therapeutic riding Children who find verbal communication difficult are motivated to speak in order to give their horse commands and to respond to their therapists, thus helping to strengthen the muscles used for speech When a Patient sits on a horse, the movement of the horse’s sides between the legs simulates the same movements as walking.
- This increases blood flow and stimulates the muscles. In order to follow the movement of the horse, patients must develop good balance and core strength. Much of staying on and moving with a horse comes from the trunk.
- Riding horses is also a great outlet for physical activity, which is so important for the health of people with cerebral palsy.
- Most importantly, kids and adults with cerebral palsy learn to connect with horses, building a trusting relationship that is fun, rewarding, and life-changing.
- Horses are incredibly compassionate creatures.
- They are attuned to their riders slightest movement and respond accordingly.
- Give good chance for hip joint to develop that prevent paralytic hip dislocation and correct the already dislocated hip.
- Play is a child job and riding is kind of fun so the treatment is so effective.