"The mission of Nickers 'N Neighs Therapeutic Riding Center is to improve the lives of children and adults with special challenges through a therapeutic partnership with horses."
What is therapeutic riding? Our students are participating in a sport that allows them to exercise their bodies and their minds. Many of the successes they experience in their riding and horsemanship activities directly impact other areas of their lives. Therapeutic riding encompasses therapy, education, sport, and recreation/leisure. Our riders show progression in all of these areas, and these areas are reflected in riders' individualized goals. Because of the rhythmical, repeatable, three-dimensional, and symmetrical movement of the horse, the riders' physical needs in flexibility, balance and muscle strength are always addressed. Additionally for individuals with emotional challenges, the unique relationship formed while working with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-estem.
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