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mini scoop cont. Hospital Therapy with Gentle Carousel A horse in the hospital is always surprising and encouraging but how do they help patients? It may be as simple as inspiring a patient in the therapy gym to reach out an arm for the first time trying to touch a horse. The horses walk with patients who are learning how to use adaptive equipment like walkers and wheelchairs and demonstrate rehab training stairs and ramps. One man stood for the first time without a walker with a therapy horse at his side. Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses are now involved in a one-of-a-kind program where animal therapy is working at a brand new level as horses and patients help each other. The results have been miraculous and the experiences so moving for these therapy horses, their handlers and the patients. When a photo of a hospital patient with a therapy horse is featured on the Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses Facebook page, hundreds of people respond from all over the world; as far away as Russia, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, India, Belgium, UK, Thailand and more. To find out more about this wonderful program, visit Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses www.Horse-Therapy.org or www.facebook. com/TherapyHorses. JUNE/JULY 2013 Miniature Horse World 43 Photos provided by Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses


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