Horse Therapy

Stateline Oregon resident Amy Branham is in the process of starting a different kind of rehabilitation facility.  “Hooves and Hearts” is designed to help abused and handicapped children, and possibly battered women.  According to Branham, interacting with the horses will create a more positive healing experience than just meeting in a doctor’s office.  She said, “A lot of children won’t open up in an office setting. They open up a lot more [in the Hooves and Hearts environment], you can relate to them a lot more. They can work with the animals.”  She adds that the children will learn self-esteem, which she believes they can’t accomplish without physical contact.

Read the full article here:  UPDATE:  Ogle County ZBA Approves Permit For Rare Horse Therapy Facility