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Therapeutic riding is different from hippotherapy in that it is a recreational activity. Enjoy therapeutic riding with tips from a para riding instructor in this video on therapeutic riding.
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This is Priscilla Faulkner with "Horse Time." Therapeutic riding is different from hypnotherapy in that therapeutic riding is a recreational activity. The sessions are conducted by a therapeutic riding instructor who is NARHA certified, and they should look very similar to a mainstream riding lesson, with adaptations made to help a client with physical behavioral cognitive limitations be able to ride a horse safely and enjoyably. Hippotherapy is actually physical therapy, speech, language therapy or occupational therapy conducted by a credentialed therapist in one of those areas using the horse and the horse's movement as a partner in that therapy. So, the difference between Hippotherapy and therapeutic riding is that therapeutic riding is a recreational activity adapted to meet the client's needs and limitations. Hippotherapy is actually a therapeutic activity conducted by a credentialed staff in either physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech language therapy. This is Priscilla Faulker with "Horse Time."