Historically, the benefits of animals in connection with the help the sick
has been considered an excellent recovery therapy.
confirm that the presence of animals with humans produces huge physical and
social benefits. It combats the feeling of loneliness, it helps to focus
attention, encourages exercise, communication, and promotes physical and
The relationship between man and horse is as old as man
horse has contributed in no small measure to human development. The horse has
allowed man to travel great distances, it was crucial to the development of
agricultural, it has been a cornerstone in battles for centuries and is
frequently represented as a symbol of power.
benefits of the horse were recognized starting from the year 460 BC.
Hippocrates spoke of the healthy pace of the horse and throughout history we
find many references to the physical and emotional benefits of riding.
studies to prove the therapeutic value of riding are started in 1875.
The same year the French neurologist, Chassaignac, discovered that a horse
in action improved the balance, motion and control muscle of his patients.
convinced him that riding, improved mood, which was particularly
beneficial for paraplegics and patients with other neurological disorders.
the end of the First World War in Britain a woman named Olive Sands put her
horses at the disposal of Oxford Hospital to test a kind of therapy using
animals for patients at the hospital. The success of his experiment was very
big difference between therapy on horseback and using other animals,
dolphins, dogs, etc. is that we gain benefit from sitting on its back on
its movement to improve our quality of life.
Classic Equine Therapy in Europe has reflected the widespread
German model since 1960, whose fundamental principles are the relationship
between the movements of the horse and the patient's response to the treatment.
Equine based therapy offers a wide range of
opportunities for people with physical, mental, sensory and behavioral
Offering an opportunity to ride on horseback or re-educate
and rehabilitate people with disabilities, is not only providing therapy, it is
giving people a chance to live a different life and help to bring out the joy
and love of life that we should all feel.