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Is it true that horse riding is good for mental disorders? Like anxiety, depression, and personality disorders.

Is it true that horse riding is good for mental disorders? Like anxiety, depression, and personality disorders.
Yes extremely due to the fact it can be quite relaxing and something to take their mind off whatever is bothering them.
yup, it’s also great for people with disabilities.
Definitely! Someone I know has very bad anxiety and is always worried about things. Going to the barn seemed like it would just make it worse, but they had an amazing time and couldn’t wait to come back
Depends on the pe
Yes!!
Haveing an autism spectrum disorder horses are my therpy. Not only do I get to work on strentging my muscles but I also work on my balance and codination. Also meeting new friends and forming a bond with an amazeing animal
Yes!!!
Every time I go see my horse, my headaches go away, and im here happy. One thing though isn't that I do get anxiety as I go over a jump heigher that 2'8" and sometimes when I ride with my trainer 'cause you know I worry abt looking bad and all that kind of stuff
It has saved my life. I suffer anxiety and depression and I feel riding my Pony I can get away from the world and not worry about anything. And spend time with my best friend
yess and I can say that from experience because I have depression. They help so much
I ride at a barn in SC that has a therapeutic riding program for kids and adults with mental and physical disabilities. And absolutely, there are people that have anxiety and depression and other personality disorders. It's one of the great things I live about the equine world
Yes. For some it releases endorphins and for others it is an outlet to talk to something that doesn't judge them or talk back
Absolutely.
Yep! Just another reason to love horses :)
Yes 100%