The gentle rhythmic motion of a horse stimulates the body and works the muscles of the rider in a manner similar to the human stride. Because the horse's gait is similar to the human walk, this particular therapy strengthens and supports the natural motion of the spine and pelvis. The living interaction between horse, student, and staff fosters self-confidence, trust, and the pride that comes from mastering a new skill. The horse and staff help in the healing of the patient with special needs. Every member of the team is chosen carefully and specially trained to perform this very important job.