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Toilet-Trained Therapy Horse Entertains Seniors in Retirement Homes

Posted by Erica Bettencourt

Wed, Dec 10, 2014 @ 03:06 PM

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A nine-year-old horse has become a surprise hit at care homes across England.

Do you think this type of therapy will be used in America's future?

Rupert is a regular visitor to residential homes, where he entertains and interacts with aging residents.

Equine therapy has been shown to reduce stress and improve hand-eye coordination.

 Source: www.goodnewsnetwork.org

Topics: therapy, animals, therapy horse, retirement home, nurses, medical, medicine, treatment, seniors

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