What is hippotherapy? It’s horseback riding designed specifically for the disabled. Many people with cerebral palsy have benefited from this unique therapy, especially in the area of gait training. The movement of the horse affects the rider’s posture, balance, and strength, creating improvements that transfer over to the rider’s ability to walk and move when off the horse.

One local non profit that offers hippotherapy, Misty Meadows Mitey Riders , in Weddington, NC, was recently featured in this news story on CNN: