Horses are therapeutic--therapeutic to look at, to ride and to work with. Winston Churchill is often quoted as to have once said, "There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man."
Scott Stinemetz of Healing Hearts Ranch Inc., has discovered how therapeutic horses really can be and has put it to good use.
Stinemetz, who graduated from Sterling College in 2003 with a degree in psychology, began working at the mental health center in Great Bend, Kan., following graduation. Around the same time, he also began working with and training horses. Eventually, he began to see how he could use horses as part of a therapy program for his clients at the mental health center.