Horse back riding

For those of you with horses, this post from "MS NEWS TODAY" may be of interest. I've copied the first few paragraphs here. "Riding and other activities with horses can help adults and children with the balance, gait, and psychomotor disorders that are hallmarks of multiple sclerosis, according to review of 16 studies.

The review, “Therapeutic Effects of Horseback Riding Interventions: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,” was published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Physical activities that use a horse as a therapeutic tool “are clearly a viable intervention option for participants with impairments in balance, gross and fine motor function, gait, spasticity, and coordination,” Alexandra N. Stergiou of the Medical School of Ioannina, Greece, said in a news release."

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  • Thank you goatgal. Hope you are well. How's retirement treating you? Blessings Jimeka

  • Thank you for the information.

  • Hi, Goalgal! I saw that article but for some reason could not download it. Do you have a copy of it! Sukie427

  • Sukie427 I will see how much of the article I can copy and send. I do not have the journal article, just the synopsis. If that is what you'd like, email me at and I'll give it a try.

  • I have the article on my facebook wall. If you want to friend me on facebook send me a private message and i will give you the info. You can read the whole article from there

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