Sitting on a horse, the child finds himself in a completely new situation for him, which effectively launches his adaptive capabilities. In other words, hippotherapy creates a unique therapeutic environment in which the child has to use all his resources: turn on attention, turn off ignorance, mobilize physical strength and volitional sphere.
An emotionally rich atmosphere, special exercises, communication with an animal - all this allows you to work on a whole range of problems. Thus, in the lesson, there is a corrective effect on the emotional-volitional and motor spheres, on the visual-spatial orientation, as well as the child's communicative and speech abilities are activated. When horseback riding, almost all muscle groups are simultaneously included in the work - trying to maintain balance, the rider reflexively uses his entire body. All of the above creates a therapeutic situation that has a complex effect on the child.
It is also very important that hippotherapy classes are fun, interesting, unusual and, as a rule, give great pleasure to children.