Horse Therapy

Horse Riding in or near Tulbagh, Cape Winelands in the Western Cape, South Africa.

Things To Do in TulbaghHorse Therapy

Horse Riding Wheelchair Friendly Breede River Valley Cape Winelands

Where? De Heuvel Farm, R46, Between Tulbagh and Wolseley, Cape Winelands

When? Monday to Sunday by appointment.

How? Call +27 (0)82 884-9881

How much? Price on request

Overnight? Stay at accommodation in Tulbagh, in Western Cape

The therapeutic powers of animals are explored and celebrated in the heart of the Witzenberg Valley at Horse About. This is a professional facility that is run against the exquisite backdrop of the Cape Winelands, the entire area of which is a tourist attraction in its own rights for the world-class wines that it produces and the vistas that are nothing short of breath-taking.

Horse About has a horse therapy programme that is designed to help those with emotional problems, physical disabilities or mental disabilities. The benefits of using horses for therapy are manifold.

In many cases, these horses have been rescued from abusive situations, or were considered too old to continue in their old Ďjobsí. Some of the people that take part on these therapy sessions can identify with the feelings of abuse, neglect or being discarded, sharing the emotions and trauma with the animals.

For young and not-so-young ones, learning to ride and interact with one of these powerful animals teaches discipline and confidence as well as leadership skills and how to develop friendships with others. Of course, there are also the physical benefits. Horse riding improves posture and balance, and plays a key role in strengthening the core muscles that are used to stabilise the body. This is great exercise for the physically compromised or disabled, particularly those undergoing rehabilitation. Please consult with a medical doctor before undergoing this kind of physical treatment.

Participants will also be shown how to groom and care for the horses, which imparts an important sense of responsibility, teaching them to be answerable for their actions and showing them how their care positively influences the lives of others.

This is a volunteer project that focuses on the rural areas around Stellenbosch, Pniel, Franschhoek and Paarl. However, it is also a fantastic initiative for visitors from around the world to see.

Horse About is wheelchair accessible.

Please Note

Business details can change. All information is published in good faith as supplied by the providers. Please check with the provider that the activity/business is still offered as described above, before making any travel plans.

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