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Fort Valley community learns about horse therapy


A ranch in Fort Valley held an information session Saturday to educate the community about horse therapy.

Gwendolyn Coley, the owner of the Peach Pit ranch, said you can learn a lot from horses without even sitting in the saddle.

Participants were asked to complete certain tasks, like moving the horses through obstacles, as if it were a real therapy session. Coley said they help people work through their problems by comparing human behavior to the horses.

Eddy O'Hern has been training horses for years, but said he learned something new today when he stepped in the ring.

"A lot of things come to light when you're put into an arena with different people," he said. "We had a very diverse group, and we learned a lot of different things on how we can communicate with individuals and how we run the different scenarios and different projects here in the ring."

If you'd like to learn more about horse therapy or the Peach Pit, visit their website or call them at (478) 827-3224.


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