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Training a horse for therapeutic riding or hippotherapy, involves helping the horse get used to some basic commands. Train your horse for 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." To train the horse for hippotherapy or therapeutic riding, involves helping the horse get used to following basic commands, learning overall that we'd like them to stop when anything is happening that's unforeseen, or anything that's problematic. They also need to get used to various pieces of equipment that may be used in the lesson, or may be used by clients with a variety of disabilities. The horse needs to be introduced to things like walkers, wheelchairs, crutches, and they also need to get used to people that might move in a manner that they're not used to seeing people move, such as with a lurching gait. So, it takes quite awhile to get horses used to the variety of things they might see in a therapeutic riding lesson or hippotherapy session. And the horse has to be very quiet and calm and smart to learn all of these things. This is Priscilla Faulkner with "Horse Time."