How Horses Helped Treat this 10-Year-Old Child

Credit : Summerhill Media

Friday 27 January - 16h33 | Ian Clayton

How Horses Helped Treat this 10-Year-Old Child

Ben Williams once said, ”There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face." 

It is just one of the countless tributes to the therapeutic benefit of animals for human beings — something which young Canadian Cora Spencer can attest to.

After the 10-year-old was born, her adoptive parents were told she would probably never walk or talk, CBC News in Canada reports. But today the girl, who lives in Guelph, Ontario is definitely doing both. And riding horses too!

In fact, her parents credit her passion for horses with helping their daughter immeasurably, after they enrolled her in riding lessons to help develop her motor skills.
 
Now Cora and her horse Max are being featured in a 12-part documentary series by Summerhill Media on Animal Planet called Collar of Duty, about the relationship between humans and their service and therapy animals.

For more on Cora, her equestrian passion and how it has changed her life, see the CBC report. 

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