Therapeutic Horseback Riding
Many of the children in Wading River participate in therapeutic horseback riding at Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc, which involves a comprehensive program to foster growth, learning and healing as well as bring about significant physical, emotional and mental benefits.
Horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, therefore, riders with physical disabilities often show improvements in flexibility, balance and muscle strength. Riders often see immediate improvements in posture, balance, coordination, muscle tone, confidence and self-worth as well as an overall sense of independence.
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