Be Empowered despite Illness through Equine Therapy
By Jenny Holt
Equine therapy is gaining recognition as a form of complementary treatment and rehabilitation for cancer patients. Cancer is a deadly disease that has horrible side effects including pain, fatigue, mood swings and infections. Patients dealing with chemotherapy and radiation not only experience physical changes, but also psychological and emotional drawbacks. Therapeutic riding can help cancer sufferers regain their strength and enhance health conditions. It is a form of distraction which reduces pain.