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Rescue Me Part 2

A Bridle Path of Renewal

July 27, 2014
By GLYNIS VALENTI - Staff Writer ( , Times Leader

Twelve of the ranch horses are therapy horses (seven of the rescues), but not all horses are suited to therapy jobs. They have to be desensitized to loud noises and sudden movements; they have to have patience; they cannot be claustrophobic because attendants have to walk on either side of them. Larish says she also brushes sensitive skin areas to make sure they won't react, and the trained horses are not afraid of wheelchairs. The evaluations and training are for both the horses' and patients' safety.



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