Providing the horses can make a real difference in someone's life.....when we moved here 4 years ago, we met our little 11 yr old, horse crazy neighbor child. Invited her over, of course, and she has turned into my right hand girl. It turns out(before we met) she was having some pretty severe emotional issues (turns out to be Asberger's), but she is no longer having those problems.
Having the horses to absorb her negative energy, provide immediate positive feedback, and going home dead tired and able to sleep havehad such a positive influence. She no longer has outbursts, texture/feeling problems, phobias, etc. She is able to relate to others her own age.