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Elderly Man's Face Lights Up When Nursing Home Bring Horse Inside to See Him

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Horses are beautiful creatures that have been a companion and aide to man for many years.

Many people have discovered that horses can also be therapeutic. As a herd animal, they mirror the emotions of those around them, including the emotions of a nearby human.

This can help people identify and process feelings to create a better work ethic and build trust.

Sometimes, though, bringing a horse to a person in need of therapy can be problematic. Hospitals and nursing homes usually have rules against having an animal that size in their buildings.

Krista Mayer decided to help brighten the days of the residents at her local nursing home with her Arabian horse, Resolution EQ, but there were a few people who were unable to go outside.

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The nursing home decided to allow Mayer and Reso to go into the building and visit those who could not go out.



One man was especially excited to see the horse, and his face lit up as soon as he saw it come into his room.

“Beautiful animal!” he said. “Yes, indeed, beautiful.”

They led Reso over to the man, and he smiled as he got the chance to pet the horse’s muzzle.

“I used to ride a horse. I had an Appaloosa,” he told Mayer.

The man was able to give the Reso a treat as he spent time with him and talked to Mayer and the young rider of the horse.

For this man, bringing a horse into his room made his day. He had the chance to reminisce about when he rode his own horses and talk to young horse lovers.

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This story shows us how an animal can help heal a person and make their day better. God truly blesses us with His creations.

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Allison Kofol is an editorial intern for The Western Journal. She is a student at Grove City College and will receive her Bachelor's Degree in Communication next year.
Allison Kofol is an editorial intern for The Western Journal. She is a student at Grove City College and will receive her Bachelor's Degree in Communication next year. In her spare time, she sings, writes music, crochets, and eats Chick-fil-A. She also loves to spend time at a local jail, where she leads Bible studies with incarcerated women.
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