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Uplifting experience: Exceptional Equestrians provides therapy for kids and adults on horseback

12:02 PM, Nov. 6, 2013
Clementine Jorgensen, 3, of Appleton is all smiles as she rides Masada during a horse show at Exceptional Equestrians outside De Pere on Saturday, Aug. 24. Clementine had just started riding with the Exceptional Equestrians program, which provides therapy for special-needs children and adults while on horseback.
Clementine Jorgensen, 3, of Appleton is all smiles as she rides Masada during a horse show at Exceptional Equestrians outside De Pere on Saturday, Aug. 24. Clementine had just started riding with the Exceptional Equestrians program, which provides therapy for special-needs children and adults while on horseback.
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Horses have a mystic image to many with their beauty, speed and calmness, and they will almost always bring a smile to a young child's face.

More than a decade ago, Lisa Kafka channeled this mystique of horses and created a place where children and adults with special needs could benefit from the moves of the animals and additional group therapies.

Kafka founded Exceptional Equestrians, a nonprofit, in 1999. ...

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