Horse riding offers a great workout for both the mind and body, physically boosting the cardiovascular system and mentally easing stresses on the mind.
Horse riding is recognised as having excellent therapeutic qualities. The psychological benefits can be of equal importance to riders as the physical benefits.
Simply being outdoors and enjoying the countryside will boost your general well-being and act as a great stress buster. There is a real sense of exhalation and freedom when you ride, a feeling that is second to none.
Furthermore, developing a relationship and sense of trust between yourself and your horse is highly rewarding. Learning to control and care for an animal much larger than yourself can have a profound affect on your confidence and is a great feeling.
One of our patients, who went horse riding yesterday exclaimed that he felt ¨at peace riding through the beautiful countryside¨.
All PROMIS patients can book horse riding treks through their focal counsellor as well as taking it a step forward with EAP (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy).