Texas Equitherapy Changing Lives One Horse and Rider at a Time

Posted by Stacey Venzel
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All photos via Triple-H.

These Texas horses are changing people's lives.

Animal therapy has repeatedly shown some heartwarming results, transforming the lives of autistic children and women battling PTSD. Now, horses at the Triple H Equitherapy Ranch are adding their mark.

The ranch offers horse rides for disabled adults and children as well as at-risk youth and wounded veterans. Located in the rolling landscape of the beautiful Texas Hill Country, the equitherapy ranch is changing lives one horse and rider at a time.

The 200-acre facility holds equine-assisted therapy sessions that stimulate all five tenets of an individual's health: mental, physical, spiritual, social, and emotional. Breeds that live at the ranch range from Quarter horses to Arabians, Clydesdales, Appaloosas, and more.

Nineteen horses in total round out the Triple H gang. Each horse has a touching story, including Kcheck (pronounced "Check"), who reportedly sensed that a giant tree branch was about to break on a trail. He pulled his humans to safety just in time.

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Then there's Hannah, proud frontrunner of the horse-drawn wheelchair-carriage. And Flash, who appeared during a dangerous thunderstorm one day and has been at the ranch ever since.

Six-year-old Triple H participant Braxton Worley has been diagnosed with hydrocephalus and autism. His parents beamed about their son's transformation to KSAT News. Brian Worley said:

"Our son is a different kid on a horse... He's confident, quiet and focused."

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Worley went on to praise the deep-healing process that takes place when his son hops on a horse, on levels beyond what his eyes can see. He said:

"We just see a child riding a horse, but what is really happening down to the neurological levels is phenomenal."

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Ginger Eways, director of Triple H, claims a miracle happens daily. She talked about the special connection horses build with the people who ride them. Eways said:

"They are very unique in the ability to relate to people in such a powerful way and sense naturally when they need to build that bond."

On April 29, Triple H will be open to the public for a transparent behind-the-scenes look at the healing process with these animals. This will be their 17th year hosting the annual Trail Ride Horsin' Around, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The cost is $35 for those with a horse and $15 for those without.

Do you have a heartwarming equine therapy story to share? Tell us about it in the comments below.

All photos via Triple-H.

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