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Horse therapy helps couple deal with health challenges

Horse therapy at Serene View Ranch helps people deal with health challenges

A Winsloe couple is using horse therapy to help them deal with difficult issues in their lives.

Ted and Susan Bradbury visited the Serene View Ranch on Monday to see the recently opened facilities for the first time. The ranch is an Equine Assisted Psycho-Therapy Centre owned by Caroline LeBlanc, a clinical psychologist who specializes in the field.

"Equine assisted therapy is an approach that uses horses from the ground, there is no riding involved. It is using horses as a psychological tool to help clients work through issues," says LeBlanc.

Ted Bradbury is a retired RCMP officer who served 24 years in Alberta and Newfoundland. After leaving the force ten years ago and relocating to P.E.I., he was diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. His wife, Susan, was diagnosed with breast cancer and went through surgeries and treatment about a year ago.

The Bradburys have been working with LeBlanc and equine specialist, Mary McNevin for the past year at another location to deal with their challenges together. Both say taking part in equine therapy has been beneficial.

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