Muscular Strength – As a consequence of riding students will develop great physical fitness through the performance of physical tasks.
Balance and Rhythm – By riding the student will experience stimulation of the inner ear through the natural movement of the horse and in the water, thereby improving his/her balance and rhythm.
Comprehension – by participating in riding the student will develop the ability to use judgment and reasoning in riding and working with the horse and related equipment in preparation for meaningful employment.
Sensory Awareness – riding will develop sensory awareness and integration both from the stimuli elicited by the horse and in the water through the
challenge of executing specific motor tasks.
Health and Hygiene – the student will develop an understanding of personal health and hygiene and equine health and hygiene.
Time and Sequence – the student will develop an awareness of time concepts and will develop the ability to perform tasks in sequential order.
Body Localization and Abstraction – by riding, the student will develop the ability to locate and identify appropriate parts of the horse’s body
and transfer body localization’s to self and others
Spatial Organization – by participating in riding, the student will develop the ability to move and direct them- selves & the horse within a given area and will under- stand and respond to right, left, up, down, forward, and backward.