Kenai Peninsula Online – Alaska Newspaper –: “

“Bugs, a 2-year old, buck-skinned horse, is one of three therapy horses owned by Lori Nelson of Peninsula Equine Therapy, a Soldotna mental health service facility specializing in equine facilitated psychotherapy and dual disorders.”

“Rather than hippotherapy, which is when horses are used to assist persons with physical disabilities, equine facilitated psychotherapy uses horses to assist people with mental health concerns,” says Nelson, a 40 year horse and mental health veteran.

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