One might think that therapy through the horses is a recent care technique. The benefits of the presence of the horse and the practice of horsemanship have been known for a long time. The first medical indications in this regard are found in the thesis of a young Swedish doctor, in 1738. His 32-page booklet insists on the importance of exercising to stay healthy and emphasizes the superiority of riding over many other sports. Was André Ramzel the only precursor of this theory? No, some French and German doctors also highlighted the “psychological, hygienic and therapeutic” means that horseback riding provides.
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