When Genuwine released his 1996 classic, Pony, no one likely had mental health and therapy in mind. Well, maybe that depends on how one defines therapeutic tools. In any regard, horse therapy (professionally known as Equine-Assisted Therapy) is a practice where horse and pony rides improve communication skills, self‐awareness, confidence-building, and self‐control through interaction. Daryl Fletcher, owner and founder of SOOFA (Stretch Out On Faith Again) Ranch, is a part of the movement and wants everyone to know its benefits. “Horses are for more than cowboys,” he told AfroTech.
May 30, 2022