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Antigonish Therapeutic Riding Association

Location
Located In Antigonish, NS
Where To Find Us
2370 Ohio East Rd
Antigonish, NS
 
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Areas Served Antigonish County
Contact
Website www.ridecreekside.ca/therapeuticriding.html
E-Mail ridecreekside@gmail.com
Phone 902-863-4853
Contact Yvonne Haley; Phone: 902-863-4849; Email: haleysmaytag@ns.sympatico.ca
Alternate Contact Amanda Workman
Mailing Address PO Box 1313 
Antigonish, NS B2G 2L6
Description & Services
Information About Therapeutic Horseback Riding 
 
The therapeutic value of riding was first recognized by the Ancient Greeks.  
 
Riding programs for handicapped people have been existence for years in Europe and have been established more recently in North America. 
 
The many benefits of therapeutic riding include: 
 
- Development of mobility, balance and co-ordination 
- Relaxation of spastic muscles, strengthening of weak muscles 
- Improvement in muscle control 
- Improvement in concentration 
- Development of self-confidence, motivation 
- Sense of achievement 
 
Eligibility Ages: 5 year(s) and up
Special Information
Tags Community Sport Organizations ; Highland Connect ; Horseback Riding ; Recreation Categories