I promised to do a post explaining the details of Reagan's Equine Assisted Learning, so here goes. Reagan rides a pony named Sally whom she has come to love dearly and calls by name....cognitive, social and speech, check. ;) And that is pretty much how riding goes for her. Various parts of her ride work her in every area of therapy from gross motor through speech. Reagan rides bareback (with a bareback pad) in order to feel the movement of the horse more and encourage her balance. This has worked wonders for her muscle tone! Before she started riding when you picked her up she was a dead weight....she didn't hold herself up at all. I noticed the very first time she rode the improvement when I picked her up after.