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Old 07-21-2012, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Old Mother Idaho
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The idea of owning a horse for medical purposes is some serious next-level wannabe aristocrat stuff. That's the joke. It's like having a solid platinum bidet.
I have to disagree.
Therapy horses are used in prisons, in camps for disabled veterans, and are good treatment for a lot of mental and physical illnesses. Riding a horse works out muscles in a unique way, and horses are a lot like dogs; they show affection to humans and, when treated right, enjoy the company of humans.

Therapy horses are also very forgiving and patient.

While I'm not saying one way or the other if Anne Romney owns horses for medical purposes primarily, a well trained horse can serve legitimate medical therapy functions.

Sure, they cost more than house pets, but there are hundreds of thousands of folks who own them, treat them well, and enjoy them very much all over the country.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:11 AM
 
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I have to disagree.
Therapy horses are used in prisons, in camps for disabled veterans, and are good treatment for a lot of mental and physical illnesses. Riding a horse works out muscles in a unique way, and horses are a lot like dogs; they show affection to humans and, when treated right, enjoy the company of humans.

Therapy horses are also very forgiving and patient.

While I'm not saying one way or the other if Anne Romney owns horses for medical purposes primarily, a well trained horse can serve legitimate medical therapy functions.

Sure, they cost more than house pets, but there are hundreds of thousands of folks who own them, treat them well, and enjoy them very much all over the country.

Precisely, and when pertaining to MS in particular equine therapy is very beneficial because MS can effect balance. Riding horses requires balance and does help with the same muscles required for better balance and mobility.

Any activity can be therapeutic to some extent in the treatment of many various disorders and diseases, whether physically or mentally. Ann Romney is by far not the only person with MS who utilizes equine therapy for her struggle with MS.

Equestrian Therapy : National MS Society


There is a lot of documentation on the benefits of this therapy.
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:12 AM
 
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The idea of owning a horse for medical purposes is some serious next-level wannabe aristocrat stuff. That's the joke. It's like having a solid platinum bidet.


You are really showing your ignorance about those with disabilities and the various treatment options that are very well documented.
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Old 07-22-2012, 07:03 AM
 
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The idea of owning a horse for medical purposes is some serious next-level wannabe aristocrat stuff. That's the joke. It's like having a solid platinum bidet.
Excuse me? Do you have a PROBLEM with platinum bidets? I'm sure that the war veterans in the platinum bidet community would take issue with that. Clearly you are just a LEFTIE full of JEALOUSY and are completely ignorant about the facts surrounding the proud, hard-working people who have done nothing to you, but are simply minding their own business and taking dumps in platinum bidets.

Shame, shame, on the UNPATRIOTIC LIBRULS!!
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Old 07-22-2012, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, in between the Moose's butt and nose.
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Precisely, and when pertaining to MS in particular equine therapy is very beneficial because MS can effect balance. Riding horses requires balance and does help with the same muscles required for better balance and mobility.

Any activity can be therapeutic to some extent in the treatment of many various disorders and diseases, whether physically or mentally. Ann Romney is by far not the only person with MS who utilizes equine therapy for her struggle with MS.

Equestrian Therapy : National MS Society


There is a lot of documentation on the benefits of this therapy.
You're off topic here. Let the Romneys run horses, even though the horses would probably be safer if they swam to the Olympics, ha ha.
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