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Manes & Miracles is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. We provide therapeutic riding, hippotherapy, and aquatic therapy to those with a wide diversity of physical, cognitive, mental and emotional disabilities.

Horseback riding mimics the human gait, therefore the rider shows improvement in posture, muscle control, sensory motor skills, balance, and much more. Internally the rider makes progress towards self-awareness, self-confidence, self-discipline, and concentration. The horses' legs become those of the rider, giving them a feeling of freedom and mobility that they are unable to experience in other aspects of their lives. Almost always, these riders and animals establish a very strong bond allowing the rider to experience unconditional love, trust, and self-worth.

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Marcy Wilhelm-South

Purdue University

Location Fort Smith, AR
URL http://www.manesandmiracles.org/
Status Active
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  1. Animal-assisted activities
  2. Animal-assisted therapies
  3. Arkansas
  4. Hippotherapy
  5. Horses
  6. Mammals
  7. open access
  8. therapeutic riding programs
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