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How Equine Assisted Therapy Can Improve the Qualityof Life for Individuals Diagnosed with Autism, Ages 2-18Item Type articleAuthors Haggerty, Haley M.Download date 25/04/2022 03:25:58Link to Item http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/3471IntroductionHorses play a vital role in human healing—physically and mentally—because of the horse’s capability to serve as an accommodating partner in theprocess. There has been no other animal throughout history that has been soclosely intertwined with human life and culture than the horse. Horses have theunique ability to remind humans of their connection to nature, the simplicities oflife, and the innate rhythms and cycles of life. When riding a horse, the riderleaves the commonplace world, even if just for a moment, to fuse herself with thehorse; setting free her body and spirit. A horse’s extreme sensitivity and fine-tuned communication with humans provides a worthwhile, fascinating experienceand sensation for children with disabilities who do not h...