Welcome to Driving Magic
Driving Magic Inc. is a non-profit organization providing therapeutic and recreational equine- assisted activities for children and adults with developmental and/or physical disabilities.
We focus on therapeutic carriage driving and horsemanship programs for both ambulatory participants and those needing wheelchair accessibility.
Why equine-assisted activities?
As documented by NARHA (North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, Inc.) over the past 25 years, program participants have experienced:
Improved muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination, motor development and emotional well-being.
Increased eye-hand coordination.
Positive effects on centrifugal force – challenging the abdominal and lower back muscles.
Improved development of cognitive skills such as sequencing, spatial awareness, environmental awareness, directional awareness and motor planning. Enhanced communication skills. A sense of normalcy and control. Improved self-discipline, self-esteem and sense of accomplishment. Pride in learning (and sometimes competing) in an activity that promotes their special needs.