Therapeutic Horseback Riding
Monterrey, San Carlos, Costa Rica
Throughout the world horseback riding is considered
a uniquely beneficial form of therapy. A special relationship between horse and rider begins with the seed of introduction,
growing and flourishing over time. The Spanish word that describes unexplainable bonds is VINCULO. Some people believe
horses have a uniquely developed instinctual center in their brain that allows them to sense a person's individual needs.
This mysterious sense facilitates the bond (vinculo) between horses and humans. Formation of this special bond during Therapeutic
horseback riding promotes wellness in individuals that have special needs.
Therapy on horseback inspires self confidence, improves balance, poise, flexibility, reflexes, strength
and coordination. Riders learn basic grooming and care of their horse promoting a sense of responsibility and teamwork.
Additionally, cognitive, emotional and behavioral goals can be set and accomplished during equine oriented activities.
con Caballo we believe therapeutic goal setting should involve the rider and the family of the rider with the guidance of