A horse’s rhythmic movements helps strengthen
the rider’s “whole self”, which results in
improved balance and posture. Motor skills, hand/eye coordination
and interactive abilities improve; in addition, there is a sense
of empowerment and independence along with a higher degree of
The use of horses has gained increased interest
in the world of psychotherapy. Those who are familiar with horses
have always acknowledged their power to influence people in
Horses have the ability to mirror what the human
body language tells them. Accomplishing a task involving a horse
increases confidence and provides wonderful metaphors when dealing
with other challenging situations in life.
What does Dusty Boots offer?
a Part of Dusty Boots!
Volunteers are the most integral part of
our program. These dedicated individuals assist in all aspects
of the therapy riding experience including:
Horse Care: Barn cleaning,
grooming and exercising
Session Support: Saddling,
leading and side walking
Staff Support: Fundraising,
public relations and volunteer coordination
ways to help!
There are many ways to contribute …