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Street to stable: how equine therapy helps homeless youths heal

 Street Roots - USA 15 June 2019

Homeless youths in Portland, Oregon are going from street to stable, thanks to an equine therapy program that champions the psychological advantages of working with horses. Street Roots reporter Emily Green visited a horse ranch where certified therapists use activities with the animals to help foster self-awareness, confidence and trust. She finds out how working with horses is helping homeless youths heal. (1212 Words) - By Emily Green

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Mike Sandell, left at Alliance Counseling and Center at Heron Hill in rural Canby. It was Sandell’s first day participating in p:ear’s equine therapy program.Credit: Ben Brink

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Mike Sandell, left, grooms In Harmony (in fly mask) at Center at Heron Hill in rural Canby. It was Sandell’s first day participating in p:ear’s equine therapy program.Credit: Ben Brink

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Mike Sandell on his first day participating in p:ear’s equine therapy program.Credit: Ben Brink


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