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January 23, 2015

The Jewish Standard

 

"I have been working with horses for 15 years and could not believe the emotional intelligence a horse has how a horse can connect with special-needs children.

 

This is a new horse here."My son suffers from Williams syndrome, and is one of the 150 patients with the disorder in Israel. One of the problems among patients with Williams is connecting with others properly.They are very loving and affectionate and very cordial, enjoying attention, but often do not know how to connect.

 

The video shows the boy made initial contact with the horse and how the horse responds to the child's curiosity with some concern but nevertheless c...

January 23, 2015

National Geographic

Published on Dec 4, 2014

 

Serving in combat can affect soldiers long after they return home from war. For some, the wounds are physical and visible. For others, they go deeper, affecting their mental health. Staff at Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont, VA, use horses—equine therapy—to help veterans heal these invisible wounds.

May 1, 2013

Excellent 6 minute video chronicling the story of a young boy with anxiety disorders.

 

With Paris and the other horses at Horse Spirit Connections, he learns to understand his fear, himself and become confident in who he really is. He also learns about respecting personal space and setting boundaries.  

 

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