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Alive and Astride, Therapeutic Equine Program Strengthen Body and Soul

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For someone with limited use of her legs, riding a horse is magical. High in the saddle she is looking down at people instead of up from a wheelchair. The horse gracefully prances around the arena while the rider gives unspoken cues with her hands, her movements, her emotions. The horse is reading all of that and responding in turn.

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The horse's gait mimics the muscular movement of walking for the rider. Even though the rider may not be able to walk independently herself, the

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