The possibility of positively addressing the limbic system during hippotherapy treatment session definitely belongs to the most important effect. It is well-known that the limbic system is responsible for controlling various functions in the body. Some of these functions include interpreting emotional responses, storing memories, and regulating hormones. The limbic system is also involved with sensory perception, motor function, and olfaction.
Specifically, contact with a horse allows an outdoor activity in an informal setting. It brings positive emotions from his own movement experience. This experience, if perceived well, has shown a positive effect on the very fast formation of stable memory traces. We are talking about stimulating of the limbic system and motor learning.
Additional indirect effects include: