Leisure: Horsing around Israel

Horse riding has many benefits, both physical and mental.

By KEREN PREISKEL
December 28, 2017 13:40
Riders hitting the trail in the Galilee

Riders hitting the trail in the Galilee. (photo credit: ROY KATALAN)

 
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While horseback riding may not be the first activity people conjure up when thinking of Israel, it has become increasingly popular here, both for riding lessons and for trail rides.

One significant aspect of the sport that is growing in popularity and acceptance is therapeutic horse riding. Therapeutic riding is a form of treatment that focuses on – among other things – the needs of the rider to create a connection between horse and rider. This activity has been shown to improve physical, cognitive and social skills. In Israel, the health funds often cover this therapy for those with physical or mental disabilities or those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

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