SUNY Now Offering Major in Therapeutic Horsemanship
Therapeutic horsemanship uses horseback riding as a tool to help people with special needs develop attention, confidence, and motor skills. It can be really helpful for clients like mentally disabled kids or veterans with PTSD. The only problem is that there aren’t enough therapists trained in the technique to meet demand.
The SUNY Cobleskill College of Agriculture just started offering a special major to train the next generation of horse therapists. According to the Daily Star, students “will take classes in equine science, education, psychology, sociology and business.”
Read more about this heartwarming program here!