The Benefits of Interacting with Horses

The rhythmic way that horses move mimics the human movement of walking.

In riding a horse, the stride of the horse actually moves the rider’s pelvis by rotating and moving from side to side, similar to the human walk. This creates a unique neuromuscular stimulation. As the horse adjusts its gait, the rider also must constantly adjust the speed of their own pelvic motion. Aside from riding, the relationship with the horse is developed as part of the therapeutic goals. Participants who take part in the care and grooming of the horse, such as brushing, bathing, and currying, benefit by these movements and can have a relaxing and calming effect.

Pia Boulter from Horse Haven on our neighbour Patrick Kaye’s Farm was so generous in donating her time to give our Residents the opportunity to interact with some of their horses. It was an unique experience and they were all very happy.

Thank you – Patrick and Pia




Cluny Farm Centre is a registered and compliant Non Profit Organisation situated in Sunvalley, Kyalami, Johannesburg. The Centre is a non-racial facility that provides both residential and day care services to our beneficiaries.

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