As an avid horseback rider and competitor, I would argue that a horse is man’s true best friend. When we look back on history, they are the animals who led us through battle, enabled us to explore the west, and provided us with a means of transportation.
Without the existence of horses, our world today would be much different. These animals, that have done so much for us over the years, are continuing to make a difference in the lives of many today.
I was fascinated after stumbling across this video and seeing how many organizations, such as the Christopher Reeve Foundation are utilizing horses for therapy for the disabled.
This recently new form of physical therapy is benefiting a very broad group of patients, ages ranging from 2 to 84. In this particular video, viewers are introduced to a paralyzed patient named, Ricky Kilgore.
Ricky was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident, being told she would never be able to walk again.
Watch this video to see how horses and the therapy they have to offer patients can change a person’s life forever, just as it did Ricky’s.