Monthly Archives: February 2011

Eating Disorders affecting teen boys

Yep, that’s right. This is not just a woman’s issue. This article talks about the increase in eating disorders in teen boys and the signs you should be aware of. Eating disorders can be life threatening. If you or someone … Continue reading

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Some truths about ADHD/ADD

Many people have misconceptions about people with ADHD/ADD.  This article should dispel some of the myths that people have about this condition. Work with horses can increase focus, decrease impulsivity and build feelings of self-confidence. We would love to show you … Continue reading

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Equine Therapy an option for those with PTSD

The stories tell of the challenges that many of our returning soldiers are facing with PTSD being one of the most troubling. The work we do with horses can be very helpful for those suffering with PTSD. You don’t have to … Continue reading

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The “sex” talk is hard for all parents…

Here is a great piece about having a discussion with your child on the spectrum about dating, relationships and sex. No matter the child, the physical changes that growing up entail do take place. Through work with horses we can … Continue reading

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What are your strengths and weaknesses?

When we know and can appreciate our strengths, while understanding and learning to accept our challenges, we are more comfortable with our accomplishments. This great article provides ways to present this information to kids/teens on the spectrum. In our work … Continue reading

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Where do eating disorders begin?

Not all eating disorders begin in the same way. There are various triggers and differs from person to person. This article takes a look at several scenarios. Whatever the cause, eating disorders are serious and can be deadly. If you … Continue reading

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PDD NOS – What does that mean?

Your child just seems “different”. Though his “isms” don’t get in the way often, something just does not seem right. You may be looking at Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) I think this short piece provides good information. Equine Therapy is … Continue reading

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Another relatively slow news day…

So thought I would share a piece I wrote on N.E.A.T. working as part of a team… Recently we participated in an IEP (Individual Education Plan) for one of our clients. This is a child that we have a good … Continue reading

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For a better understanding of Mental Illness

This is a very personal look at how adult mental illness affects a family. Equine therapy may be helpful for not only the individual with the illness, but those who are caring for that person. They may want to do … Continue reading

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The importance of friends in Autism

Great piece about the importance of friends and the challenges faced by those with autism. Through work with horses some of the things that clients learn about are reading non-verbal cues, focus and impulse control. We work with individuals and … Continue reading

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