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My path through Horseback Riding Therapy started back in 1997, when we opened the Center in Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), after graduating as a Physiotherapist.

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2 My path through Horseback Riding Therapy started back in 1997, when we opened the Center in Niterói (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), after graduating as a Physiotherapist from Escola de Superior de Ensino Helena Antipoff, in 1996. Since then I have started a great battle in order to bring consciousness to people and to spread it out through four technical publications about the wide universe of this topic. Uncountable seminars at symposiums and national or international congress were held and it’s been three years since we accomplished to include Riding Therapy as an academic discipline in the last semester of Physiotherapy course, which I am in charge at Universo University. Mylena Medeiros

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4 Horseback Riding Therapy is a therapeutic and educational method that uses horses in interdisciplinary approach, in the health, education and horse riding areas, aiming better life quality and social integration to patients with dysfunctions. Such activity can be potentially seen when it is given surrounded by green fields, where the straight contact with the nature leads. The Service

5 Horseback Riding Therapy has been standing out as a fascinating and challenging approach with multiple dynamic interfaces, minding the human being on its essence. The relationship between the animal, the enviroment and the patient helps developing the inexplored potential within, very often taken for granted; contributing for the self-assessment, which is primordial on social relationships. The Work Matter

6 The Public Awareness Horseback Riding Therapy is considered a conventional therapy auxiliary technique, practiced in more than thirty countries, recognized by the Federal Council of Medicine and also by the Federal Council of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy.

7 Technological advances bringing the life possibility among newborns in the pre, peri and post partum. Progressively greater violence rates in the big urban centers. The Increase on the number of women on the Labour market, resulting on a bigger distance betwen child and mother during the child’s development. Increase of elderly women’s fertility rate amongst middle and high classes. Increase of teenage pregnancy with low assistance. Horseback Riding Therapy work has been gainning singular importance in big cities due to the outcome of modern life problems, between which we can highlight: The Demand

8 Nowadays attandance rate is between 280 and 300 per month to patients suffering Psychological and/or Motor Disabilities, which are 30 % of the full amount of attendances towards poor patients. Patient Attendance

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10 The New Project The project of creating this Horseback Riding Therapy Assossiation is to attend poor patients, and it has been under development for about five years. With the concession of a space in the Jardim Botânico de Niterói in order to built the project, we are finally making this become a reality, which will bring huge benefits to the entire local population.

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12 Equoamigos has as an objective to attend the increasing demand of therapeutic services especialized in poor children’s treatment, through Horseback Riding Therapy and conventional Neuropediatry Objetive

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14 The Venue Jardim Botânico de Niterói

15 The Venue Jardim Botânico de Niterói

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