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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Equine Therapy
Equine therapy ("hippotherapy") can be especially helpful for children & adults with neuromuscular, sensory, and cognitive disorders.
It can help these people develop social skills, body coordination, and build self-esteem and self-confidence. It can help other people improve their communication styles, as horses show directly how they're being affected by humans' behavior.

In brief: Equine Therapy
Equine therapy ("hippotherapy") can be especially helpful for children & adults with neuromuscular, sensory, and cognitive disorders.
It can help these people develop social skills, body coordination, and build self-esteem and self-confidence. It can help other people improve their communication styles, as horses show directly how they're being affected by humans' behavior.
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