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More than riding horses: Hippotherapy helps children find their stride

7:31 PM, Jun. 28, 2013
Horses help boy with cerebral palsy improve his wa...
Horses help boy with cerebral palsy improve his wa...: Thursday, June 27: Exceptional Equestrians use hippotherapy using a horse as a therapeutic tool for treatment of a wide range of medical conditions including cerebral palsy, spina bifida and Down syndrome.
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Don't tell Henry Meshke's mom, Lynn, that he's just riding a horse during his weekly hippotherapy session at Exceptional Equestrians.

"What Henry does is therapy ... it's a legitimate workout," says Lynn of her son who uses a walker due to the effects of cerebral palsy. "He is a child who doesn't even walk independently. He struggles to keep himself upright and to kind of control everything, and yet he can ride on a horse with no saddle, no reins, no stirrups, nothing holding him on but his body and his legs. I find that absolutely amazing. I couldn't even do it."

The Meshkes are one of the more than ...

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