Equestrian para-vaulting, acrobatics on horseback, is in essentials identical with vaulting but it is specially modified for people with health or mental handicap. Para-vaulter performes gymnastics on a bareback horse, either alone, in couples or in groups.
In para-vaulting performances of the Czech hipporehabilitation society (Česká hiporehabilitační společnost) you will see the cold-blooded horses in a ring. The cold-bloods may not as appealing, but they are gentle, patient and helpful, especially toward children. Their step is distinct but comfortable, their wide enough back gives the feeling of comfort and safety.