card is a non-profit, charitable organization that improves the quality of life for children and adults living with physical and cognitive disabilities through therapeutic riding programs. the physical benefits of riding therapy are the result of the rider's response to the horse's movement. as the horse is walking, the motion imparted to the rider is similar to normal walking. the swinging, repetitive motion improves balance, coordination, strength, and muscle tone, while gently mobilizing the joints. riding therapy offers much more than physical benefits. cognitive impairments are addressed through instructions in stable management and riding skills. in learning how to ride, a person with disabilities learns to meet and overcome challenges... instilling confidence and improving self esteem.