Animals seem to be wonderful for human health, we just found out the greatness of cats, and now we know about the greatness of horses. The Totem Saddle Club in British Columbia provides therapeutic riding for kids who suffer from cerebral palsy.
They are participating in a therapeutic riding session run by the Northwest Therapeutic Equestrian Association (NWTEA). Therapeutic riding involves using horses to aid in the development of children and young adults with mental, physical and emotional difficulties.
According to Lisa Burd, president of the Canadian Therapeutic Riding Association (CanTRA), almost anyone with such difficulties can benefit from therapeutic riding, including people with spina bifida, brain injury, attention deficit disorder, emotional difficulties, autism and neurological impairments.