Fjord Horses For Therapy
We all have special needs. Some people need help walking while others require assistance with speaking, hearing, seeing, socializing, remembering, processing, learning and/or conceptualizing. Horses can help.
There is just something special about the horse… they possess natural healing powers. These powers prove effective in physical, mental and emotional therapy. Aside from the innate power and healing energy that horses possess, interactions with them have other logical benefits. People often feel much better after spending some simple, quiet time with a horse. Because of the Fjord’s docile temperament, gentle nature, honest sensibility and strong frame, they make the PERFECT therapy horse!
The walking motion of a horse resembles the human walking gait more than any other movement known to us. In fact, even with all the technological advances made in the field of physical therapy, no one has been able to replicate this movement on a machine. The horse’s movement facilitates activation of postural control, balance, motor and sensory systems. The Norwegian Fjord Horse can play an important role in helping classroom students make significant learning improvements, resulting in greater functional skills and overall life enhancement. The following functions are affected by equine facilitated activities: