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  • Mon 05 Jun 2023
  • Mon, June 05, 2023

Therapeutic Riding Proves More Than Horse Play

Parents and caretakers are almost unanimous – for those with disabilities, there’s something about horses. The relationships and bonds formed with the animals can be transformative. As Greg Mellen, The Orange County Register/TNS Reports: HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Eddie Brennan is all charged up. The hyper 4-year-old, who has autism, has already charged through a puddle, and writhes as his nanny struggles to remove his shoes and socks. But when Brennan climbs on the back of Kattie, a dark bay…

Equine Assisted Counseling/Horse Therapy

We had more free time last summer than usual when school was out and I decided to take my children for some sibling bonding through horse therapy.  They enjoyed visiting the farm once a week during the summer months and it was a nice break from the normal routine.   I enjoyed the focus on nurturing their relationship and the horses were very peaceful and serene.  Although the therapy was technically for my kids, I found it to be therapeutic for me as well. What…