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The Neighs have it - Mini Horses to De-Stress Students for Finals Week

Posted by Caitlyn Zimmermann on Apr 7, 2016 11:18:20 AM

On Tuesday, April 19th, two miniature horses, Dandy and Miracle, measuring 30 and 29 inches from floor to shoulder, respectively, will be on the Mercy College campus during the bi-annual 2-Day Stress-Less Days Event, to redirect stress from students to prepare for their final exams. 

 FREE LUNCH - Cute Animals - Much More -

April 19 & 20 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Brennan Hall Commons

One Heart Equestrian Therapy from Colo, Iowa offers therapeutic activities to individuals demonstrating physical, cognitive, mental, or emotional limitations and special needs. One Heart welcomes all people with disabilities beginning at age two. They work with children and adults who have been born Dandi.jpgwith disorders or diseases, injury victims, children and adults with emotional disorders, and/or learning disabilities.

"We are excited to bring our miniature horses to campus to provide a diversion for Mercy students while also educating the College's community of the great benefit being provided by equine-assisted therapies right here in central Iowa."  Kris Lager, M.S., Co-Founder & Executive Director One Heart Equestrian Therapy 

The organization has both average-size horses and miniature horses, which provide therapeutic riding and therapeutic cart driving for people with disabilities as well as preparing a team to participate in the Iowa Special Olympics Equestrian competition. To learn more, find them on Facebook and visit their website at www.onehearthorses.org.

Dog_Therapy.jpgThe mini horses are one of several "de-stress for finals" activities held during the Stress-Less Days event. In addition to having the mini horses on campus, students will be offered FREE LUNCH, time to play with therapy dogs, have to access materials for art therapy stations, and essential oils healing and more over the course of 2 days.

Topics: Community Health, Therapy, FREE LUNCH, Student Services