Horseback riding really helps with building muscles/muscle memory and making your muscles stronger.It also gets people to work their minds more and multitask as well. That is why therapeutic riding helps people with special needs. What a lesson would like for a special needs rider is, first they will have the rider help groom and tack the horse(if the rider is able) second, once in the arena they will do some stretches on the horse like lifting their hands up to the sky,then they will usually have some sort of course or game setup that the riders will do, and then if the rider is ready they will do some trot work.Eva has seen a kid who couldn’t move very well on his own but, after riding for a while he could move and had more strength. He is now trotting with now leading the horse or no one at the side of the horse holding his legs to give him support!