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Local stable uses horses to help clients work through problems

Local stable uses horses to help clients work through problems. // WSBT 22

A local stable is providing support through the use of its horses.

Instead of traditional counseling, the Anam Cara Stables uses horses to help clients work through the problems they face.

The stables specialize in several things including addiction, recovery work and character development for children and adults.

Wednesday the animals were at the YWCA in South Bend.

Rather than a counselor telling people they're worthy, the director of the program says the horses allow clients to experience self-awareness from within.

"Horses are intuitive and as prey animals, they're constantly aware of their surroundings and so they're able to mirror back to us what we bring to them in the moment,” said Director Stacey Garcelon .

The therapy only uses groundwork, meaning clients do not ride the horses.

The stables are located in La Porte County.

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