Pal-O-Mine Equestrian, Inc. (www.pal-o-mine.org), a private, not for profit organization providing a comprehensive therapeutic equine program using horses to facilitate growth, learning and healing for children and adults with disabilities, has always valued its medical professionals who lend their medical skills and caring hearts whenever needed. Now, in the middle of the pandemic when they are on the frontline in the fight against the coronavirus, they treasure time to just breathe. As a way to debrief, slow down, feel whole again, some of Pal-O-Mine’s nurses have turned to the horses for what has truly been transformational. The therapy horses healing our heroes during this difficult time has been nothing short of remarkable.
Pal-O-Mine CEO and founder Lisa Gatti stated, “We can all imagine the mental and physical exhaustion medical professionals in hospitals, nursing homes and agencies are feeling currently and our horses are ready and willing to help. One nurse who lives on adjacent property to Pal-O-Mine, has even taken to exercising her equine partner before sunrise as a way to relax and restore her mind and body.”