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April 10, 2018

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April 10, 2018

There are more than 300 different breeds of horse, and we love them all.  These beautiful animals help our riders in our therapeutic riding program, but there are so many other things to love about the Equus caballus from their heads to their hoofs.  

Amazing Eyes

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April 10, 2018

The Benefits of Icelandics

True Icelandic horses are some of the purest breeds of horse in the world.  Isolated from other nations, Icelandic horses were bred by Vikings, and used for transportation across the diverse terrain of the country. The horses are known for bei...

April 10, 2018

How Do Horses Fit in as Therapy Animals?

Horses may seem intimidating because of their size, but they are actually rather gentle and nervous creatures. Equine-assisted psychotherapist, Holly Hansen, mentions “horses, while they’re very large animals, are very vulnerable...

April 10, 2018

Training a horse for equine therapy takes a time and only certain horses qualify for the task. The horses need to be able to be comfortable in crowds and around people and must also feel comfortable being touched: “therapy horses must be able to cope with crowded space...

April 10, 2018

What is Oxytocin?

Oxytocin is a very powerful hormone in the brain that acts as a neurotransmitter. It is mainly a hormone used for bonding: “it regulates social interaction and sexual reproduction, playing a role in behaviors from maternal-infant bonding and milk relea...

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