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Waveny and New Canaan Mounted Troop Launch Equine Care Pilot Program

Waveny and New Canaan Mounted Troop Launch Equine Care Pilot Program

Posted on May 26, 2015

Hannah Wirfel, PATH Therapeutic Riding Instructor and Waveny participant, Janet.Waveny participants with Nicole Karaman,  PATH ESMHL Instructor, and Melissa Murray. Waveny Adult Day participant, Angel with Rocco the horse.Caroleigh Evarts, NCMT Therapeutic Program Coordinator and Waveny participant, Jean.

New Canaan Mounted Troop and Waveny LifeCare Network launched a therapeutic four-week Equine Care pilot program for residents at both Waveny Care Center and The Village at Waveny, as well as participants in Waveny’s Adult Day Program. Led by New Canaan Mounted Troop’s PATH certified instructors, Waveny’s program participants groomed horses and learned about equine behaviors and nutrition. Timing of this therapeutic program follows a recently-published Ohio State University study that scientifically correlated time spent with horses on a farm with both physical and mental relief in subjects with Alzheimer’s disease and/or other neurocognitive issues.