High tech may not always be the way to go for post-stroke patients who want to walk again. The back of a fine horse, as it turns out, is a pretty effective rehab technology for gait and balance.

This very quick read explains how the movement of horses helps the brain relearn what it needs to know for walking function, and neurologist Jose Cardenas observes the benefits this intervention can have as an adjunct to physical therapy and occupational therapy.

Could a free pony ride for stroke programs be worth considering?

Click here to read the complete article in the Aiken Standard.