Experts in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern use their horses to provide remedial education for children and young people who find learning difficult, whose mobility is restricted or who struggle with social difficulties. Special programs help young people with addiction problems or eating disorders. But even adults often find a way to work through fears, aggression and trauma when interacting with the gentle animals.
The beneficial effects of horseback riding are highly valued. The professional association German Curatorship for Therapeutic Riding generally speaks of therapeutic riding when the beneficial effects of riding are used to improve and alleviate psychosocial problems and disorders as well as in the treatment of physical disabilities.
Therapeutic riding focuses on healing and promoting mental, social and physical development. The acquisition of basic riding skills is secondary.
Certified businesses/therapists in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania that are audited and regularly reviewed by the German Board of Trustees for Therapeutic Riding.