Yep, you read that right. No, it’s not therapy for horses; it’s therapy for humans – Namine, specifically. The idea is that the way horses walk is fundamentally the same way people walk; the up-and-down motion, the rhythm. It’s supposed to help with balance and speech.
Since Namine has scoliosis, the way she sits is a little crooked. Lopsided, you might say. The way she scoots on the floor to get around is always on one hip, so that might exacerbate things a little. Throw in a couple hernias and you have some complications that need fixing, and maybe not in the way you might think.
Enter Namine’s therapist, thinking outside the box. Inside the stable, maybe, but definitely outside the box. She suggested we try Namine out on horse therapy. We said sure. I hope she likes horses as much as we do.