Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...
According to the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, riding a horse can help people with physical issues such as cerebral palsy or muscular dystrophy gain flexibility and strength, as the movement of the horse mimics the movement of human muscles.
In addition, statistics show that people with emotional, cognitive, or behavioral issues are also soothed and empowered by equine contact.
Therapy animals do not receive money, but they arerewarded with attention, love, gratitude and excellent living conditions.