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There are many factors to consider when choosing a horse for para riding, such as the horse's health, confidence and training. Pick the right horse for para riding with help from a para riding instructor in this video on para riding horses.
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This is Priscilla Faulkner with "Horse Time." Choosing a horse for therapeutic riding involves a number of factors. One is to make sure that the horse is not suffering from any physical injury, illness or disability that would make them be in pain while they're doing their job. Another is it needs to be a horse that's really quiet and confident so that they're able to handle a variety of movements or unexpected things that might happen in the course of the lesson. The next thing is the horse has to be really carefully trained so that they're not afraid of unexpected movements by the client, or by the different props or apparatus that might be used in the course of a lesson. It takes a really special horse to do therapeutic riding, and usually takes quite a while to train one. This is Priscilla Faulkner with "Horse Time."