Posted on September 20, 2008 at 10:24pm
As early as the days of the ancient Greeks, history records people with disabilities riding horses for their healing powers. Orbasis of ancient Lydia documented the therapeutic value of riding in 600 B.C. Even then, horses were more than transportation; they provided a way of improving the health and well-being of people with all infirmities.
The first organized study of the value of riding as therapy was reported in 1875. French physician Cassaign used riding as a treatment for a… Continue