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My thoroughbred horse is older and I'm thinking on sending him to a therapeutic horse place for disabled children. Should I?

He is very kind and calm. He loves attention and let's just about anyone ride. Also I think that since he is older, it would be a better environment and he'd have better treatment than what I could give him being that I'm in school. Also a few months back, he got an abscess on his foot and still walks awkwardly on it every now and again but I don't think light riding for a few minutes would bother him since I love running horses and am a little heavier than what he's used to

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Good idea. He will have companionship, affection, and something to do. And the kids will benefit greatly too.

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Yes he will because I don't have as much time as I used to for him and kinda lost interest when I go into horses that were younger and wilder. Also I'm training 2 horses and he's already well trained
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You are great for thinking of this. Yes. It's a great idea.

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Excellent idea. We have donate two horses to T.H.E. Center in Hemet over the years.

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They probably have a review process, to make sure he is right for them.

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Most likely but I'm sure they'd have no problem taking him because he's very level headed and wouldn't hurt a fly
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I think it would be better for him and the children would adore him too! It's so thoughtful of u to make the option of giving up ur horse to disabled kids!

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I think that is a really kind donation. Also if you're interested it's probably a tax write of too.

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There is a lot of variables in this. While its a terrific idea please check out the places carefully. Some are not accredited and I've had some places shut down due to neglect.
Certified PATH academies have definite wants/needs when it comes to horses. since the economic downturn, most places have been inundated with offers of free horses. Your guy may or may not fit the bill, depending on what they need. Also, they work more than a few minutes a day, most therapy sessions last an hour. It might be just walking, some can do more.
All told though, it's a great thought

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There is a local one that my brother used to go to
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Perfect!
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So that's where I was going to see if they'd accept him
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Good luck!
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I think you should keep him with you until he passes away! If he's that old I don't think he'd be necessarily safe around disabled people.....

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He's not old old, he's about 18 and still has some go if u make him
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