Mit Pferden stark machen

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Equine therapy can improve the motor development of youth living with disabilities in ways that other stimulants cannot. The relationship built between the horse and rider catalyses cognitive development in youth with cognitive disabilities such as autism, downsyndrome or cerebral palsy. That cognitive improvement helps with their ability to nurture relationships. Riding a horse provides offers a unique stimulant for youth that have difficulty with motor functions improving their physical mobility significantly. Situated in Achberg close to Lake Constance, the programme uses the positive effects of riding therapy to integrate children learning to live with disability into society. By spending time with horses or horse riding with others, the youngsters are given the opportunity to engage with their peers both with and without disabilities.

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