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Therapeutic horseback riding, also known as hippotherapy or equine therapy, is a rehabilitation strategy which combines physical and occupational therapy with the movement of the horse. When a horse is moving, the rider has to make adjustments and this enhances the development of their muscular and nervous system. Accommodations can be made for children who cannot sit on a horse without support or assistance, and a therapist will be responsible for guiding and controlling the horse during the therapy. Goals of the therapy can be adjusted as a child learns to respond naturally to the movement of the horse.
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