Category Archives: In my opinion

Strong Men Struggle Too

Both men and woman can endure incredibly stressful situations. However, men are traditionally more ‘stoic’. They put on a ‘good face’ and ‘soldier on’. Unfortunately, this is something boys are often taught from a very young age. It’s not that … Continue reading

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For The Love of a Horse

I personally know how powerful a relationship with horses can be, but at times it can be very difficult to explain to others. However, time and time again I have seen the proof of Winston Churchill’s famous quote “There is … Continue reading

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There is Something to Be Said for Being on the Move

There are many reasons why Equine Therapy is an effective intervention for many people. For many, horses are nearly magical in their power, beauty and sensitivity. For some it is the fact that horses are prey animals, creating a sympathetic … Continue reading

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We Offer The Love of Horses to All

This is a personal statement. When I first got into horses, it was truly one of the most wonderful moments of my life. Mystic was such a incredible gift and I spent just about every spare minute with her. I … Continue reading

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ADHD in Adults

I think there are many of us that feel like we are scattered and all over the place. We have trouble staying focused and find ourselves ‘multi-tasking’ (often badly).  We feel overwhelmed and disorganized. It may be that this is … Continue reading

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Horses helping in so many ways…

There are so many wonderful programs out there partnering with horses to help people heal. “Horses With Wings” is providing ‘Therapeutic Riding’ services and this article talks about how riding can stimulate “neuropathways, helping kids with physical or mental disabilities”. Our … Continue reading

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How the face and future of autism has changed

Our awareness of autism has grown, as more and more kids are diagnosed. What many people are just now starting to think about is what will this population look like when they reach adulthood. With early intervention the chance for … Continue reading

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Eating Disorders and Impulsivity

For some people the saying ‘No one can eat just one’ is more true than for others. And we all wonder why. A new study suggests this failure of self-control is a form of impulsive behavior that is a result of … Continue reading

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The Social and Emotional Education of our Children

YES, our children need to learn certain academic material in order to be competitive in the work place and as they consider college. BUT, as American education focuses more and more on “Common Core” academic standards they are moving further … Continue reading

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Special needs kids AND their families need our understanding

Though I think we have come a long way in our understanding and ability to be compassionate when it comes to kids with special needs, we still have a long way to go. In this article several moms share their personal … Continue reading

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