Horses represent strength and style and this is only one of many reasons why they take a special place amongst all domesticated animals. They are loyal creatures who have lent their power generously to humans for use in agriculture, horticulture, forestry, transport and food processing for many centuries.
People in Ireland relied on equine horse power until the late 1900s, when it was rapidly and almost entirely replaced by fossil fuelled engine power.
However, horses are given a meaningful role again with 'Horsepower in Ireland', where they provide a practical, renewable, low-impact alternative energy source for speciality operations and small-scale farming.
Therapeutic Riding is an activity which uses the horse as a partner in the therapeutic process. The focus lies on gaining benefits from the unique neuromuscular stimulation whilst riding and handling the horse, and from building a relationship with the horse as part of the therapeutic team. Please, see www.hairyhenry.com for more details!