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Valentia-based miniature horses bring joy to local seniors

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Patti Sheppard with one of her miniature horses. Photo: Geoff Coleman.

Nearby, and soon, a horse named Red, Mia, or Max will enter a seniors’ home or a homeless shelter wearing a diaper and booties.

I am not making this up.

The horse — actually a miniature — will be under the care of Valentia’s Patti Sheppard, and is part of a unique form of equine therapy where the animal is brought right into a facility giving residents the chance to interact with it.

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Kawartha Lakes woman offers horse wisdom yoga

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Kawartha Lakes woman offers Horse Wisdom Yoga

Tara Lee knows firsthand about the value of working with horses. Such connections keep a person in the present moment, she says, because “a horse does not care about your past or future events.”

Now, the Fenelon Falls-area woman has launched horse wisdom yoga in Kawartha Lakes.

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