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Lila hugs a visitor to the farm's therapy demonstration. The child is not in therapy.

After leg fracture, gray mare helps people

Walk among the horses milling around the dusty, well-trampled arena, and it won’t be long before she finds you. Her gray muzzle, soft and inquiring, will tickle you as she draws near. And, if she really likes you, she’ll press her delicate head against you, and wrap her neck around you in a hug. To be chosen by the gray mare, Lila B, is a moment that brings optimism, even joy, to those participating in a unique horse-therapy program in upstate New York. At RoseWal Farm, where Lila B lives with her herd, people struggling with a range of psychological […]