Anyway I was approached by a freelance writer that wanted to share a post and since it's a subject I'm interested in I agreed to it. Check it out below.
The New Equine Therapy Helping Cancer Patients
For those suffering with cancer, it can seem as if there is little hope sometimes. However, there have been groundbreaking developments in an alternative type of therapy for cancer patients and survivors. It has been found that horses can help give hope and comfort to patients with cancer, by offering emotional and physical support to those who need it the most.
How Horses Help: A study into equine-assisted therapy took place with women who’d completed their breast cancer treatment. The participants spent 16 weeks with the horses, in which the participants had 2 hours of contact with the animal each week. It was reported that they had experienced both a physical and psychological improvement due to the horses. As a result of this, the participants increased their strength after treatment, as well as their fitness levels.
To read more about the benefits of equine therapy, take a look at how Horses Help Cancer Patients.
I hope you'll check out the article because there are links to places that offer equine therapy and if they are in your area you might look into volunteering. I volunteered at a therapeutic riding center for disabled children and it was an experience I will never forget. It's definitely a worthwhile cause if you're looking into volunteering.