NEW YORK THERAPEUTIC RIDING CENTER & EQUESTRIA ®
New York Therapeutic Riding Center ®
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    The New York Therapeutic Riding Center conducts the therapeutic horseback riding program, EQUESTRIA®, for children and adults with disabilities living in the 5 boroughs of New York City. EQUESTRIA is based in Manhattan and has been in operation for 16 years.
GOALS OF EQUESTRIA CLASSES
* To teach children and adults with disabilities the equestrian skills needed to become good riders
* To use horseback riding activities to facilitate specific rehabilitation objectives for individuals with disabilities
BENEFITS OF THERAPEUTIC HORSEBACK RIDING
* Improved balance, posture, coordination and mobility
* Stronger muscles and mobilization of the trunk and pelvis
* Increased attention span and communication skills
* Improved confidence and self-esteem
    When individuals with disabilities ride horses, they have a truly unforgettable experience. Not only do they sit taller and smile more, they also extend their dreams beyond the confines of their disabilities into new, unexplored worlds. Riding exercises the spirit as well as the body.
    Like many sports, horseback riding provides both challenges and rewards. For a rider with a disability, however, these challenges can be even greater. The end result is that riders are encouraged to expand the limits of their abilities in an environment that promotes success.
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