Welcome to the Hope in the Saddle link roundup, where we share our favorite horse stories from around the web. If there's a story you think should be included, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org!
Some very smart students at Rice University have created a mechanical horse that provides the benefits of hippotherapy to riders who can't access real horse. His name is Stewie. (c|net)
Basil is a Shetland, not a mini, thankyouverymuch. Ornery, wonderful Basil helped his owner through the grieving process after the death of her father. (Hope In the Saddle)
Gonna leave this right here for the smiles:
And these riders are getting ready for the Special Olympics State Horse Show in Gainesville. (CBS 46)
Veteran Sam Rhodes served in the Army for 29 years, and readjusting to civilian life was difficult. Therapists helped when his thoughts turned to suicide, but it was his stepdaughter's horse who made a big difference. Now he helps others in the same position through Warrior Outreach. (CNN)
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