Therapeutic riding

Hippotherapy is an effective remedial gymnastics, where the main tools are the communication with the horses and the horse riding.
In the late 50s of the XX century people started using it for psychiatric and neurological disorders and today 50 countries in Europe and North America have established centers for therapeutic horseback riding. Hippotherapy is used in disorders of the musculoskeletal system, cranio-cerebral trauma, poliomyelitis, gastrointestinal diseases, prostatitis, scoliosis, mental retardation. The communication with the horses provides a stable positive emotional background, which in itself is healing.