Why the Horse?

The horse, thanks to its particular anatomophysiology, the type of walking and the use of some aids, is a valuable "tool" for help in rehabilitation.
Thanks to its way of walking that reproduce human analytical way of walking and thanks to the rider's posture, we can select or inhibit a type of movement to attend where there is a need, to give greater fluidity in muscle tone and to obtain a better balance to release the upper limbs and have greater autonomy. The resulting movements on the three floors of space create a helical movement that recalls an archaic moment of the human species, obtaining an effect of sedation and relaxation that promote the well-being of the person and at the same time the capacity for attention. The perception of one's own body in space is also stimulated.
The horse is a facilitator who helps control thought and action and presupposes interaction with the other. It is linked to a whole world that includes grooming (taking care of the other), precise rules (work in the stables) and cooperation (the coordination of all activities connected to it in a collaborative sense); in this way it's also a "tool" for reintegration into the social fabric of origin, through the acquisition of behaviors appropriate to the social context and new skills, and acting also at a motivational level pushes people to regain a role relegated to marginality.
Finally, its belonging to a rich collective imagination evokes ideas of majesty and freedom that act at the motivational level on the individual, the relationship established with the horse enriches the user's experience and emotional sphere, with positive consequences for personal well-being, in self-esteem and self-expression and often also changing the gaze of the others on their condition.