Equine-assisted therapy is emerging as a popular and effective program to promote physical and cognitive health. Cornerstone at Milford, an Assisted Living and Compass Memory Support Community in Milford, MA, brought in Lifting Spirits Miniature Therapy Horses to help spread joy to residents.
Lifting Spirits’ program seeks to bring hope, joy and wellbeing to individuals of all ages with abilities. Equine therapy programs have been shown to promote self-confidence, improved communication and relaxation for participants. Research has also documented positive mental, social, educational, spiritual and physical benefits.