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Healing by Horseback Riding

Pioneering research conducted in Israel, known as animal-assisted therapy, is helping people with severe handicaps improve their quality of life. Through a course of therapy that includes such activities as caring for a dog and riding a horse, injured war veterans, or children born with congenital problems, are realizing significant improvement in their emotional and physical conditions. There is something healing about the interaction between people and animals and, while it has not been clearly defined, Israel is at the forefront of using it for the betterment of others. Running time: 5.12 minutes

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