Anyone from two years of age and above can participate in a Therapeutic Riding program.
Children under the age of two cannot participate because their structural and neurological system has not yet been completed nor matured and thus they are unable to process the information that comes though the movement of the horse. Additionally, the skull has not yet hardened properly, the child doesn’t have proper head control and the spine is still soft.
There is no age limit, however the health problems faced by each individual must be assessed first in order to determine whether such a program would be beneficial. There are no restrictions on ground horse related activities where all the safety rules are met.
Finally, the weight of the rider-patient should not exceed the weight that the therapy-horse is able to support.