Therapeutic Riding helps Children on the Autism Spectrum

Frontier tales promote the magical connection between a rider and their horse. Riders communicate with their horse through words and movements, forming a bond. These bonds can help people with autism. While working with a horse on the ground, through leading or grooming, the child needs to be able to be a calm presence and be sensitive to how to best interact with the horse. This is the beginning of learning to discern social cues and it is transferable to people. It is the beginning of a child with autism being able to socialize with their peers. A worthy goal for most children on the autism spectrum!