My name is Natasha Lepore and I am a 4th year student in the Honours Specialization in Medical Sciences program. I started volunteering at SARI Therapeutic Riding six years ago. I got involved with this organization because of my desire to make a difference in the community. SARI is a therapeutic horse riding centre whose mission is to improve the physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth with special needs. My experiences with SARI has complemented my understanding of various diseases and disabilities that I have learned about in university. However, SARI has also shown me the importance of approaching the treatment of certain diseases in a more holistic fashion. Specifically, my experiences at SARI have demonstrated that Hippotherapy is an effective approach to improving the quality of life of children with disabilities.
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Lepore, Natasha and Yau, Lawrence
"Hippotherapy: A holistic approach to rehabilitation,"
WURJ: Health and Natural Sciences: Vol. 4
, Article 2.
Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/wurjhns/vol4/iss1/2