Veterans and Horses

 

Here at Blazing Star Stables we would like to thank all of those that have served our country. 
 
Horses are healing in the most unobtrusive way. Talking, brushing, leading and bonding are only the beginning of what can happen. To begin your journey please call Katherine today.   

Therapeutic experiences is an emerging field in which horses are used as a tool for physical therapy, emotional growth and learning.  Many riders experience a connection to the horse that few sports can create. For those riders who cannot walk, the horse is their vehicle of transport. Not only does this help raise their self-esteem but it also teaches them essential skills. It improves balance, creates trust and creates a friendship between rider and horse. 

The benefits of horses are as numerous as the types of disabilities and conditions served. Research shows that students who participate in therapeutic exposure can experience physical, emotional and mental rewards. When horseback riding gently and rhythmically moveing the rider's body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength.