Saturday, May 1, 2010
Olivia Riding Backwards
This is one of the warm-up exercises that the children did. They also play games; learn to guide their horses through cones, over obstacles; gain skills in walking and trotting their horses; and (hopefully later this summer) jumping.
Therapeutic horseback riding has been so beneficial for both Olivia and Sophia - building their core muscle strength, improving their posture and balance, and communication skills. There are probably a host of other benefits that I don't see, but are there each week for the girls when they enter the ring with their therapy horse.