By Stephen Dow
Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Healing through horses

Cedar Mountain Center offers special program


January 12, 2023

Photo courtesy of Cody Regional Health

Cedar Mountain Center clients Adam McClure (left) and Kelsey Spencer participate in an equine-assisted learning session.

CODY - "You picked the hardest horse," Tabitha was told more than once.

Tabitha, a client in the Cedar Mountain Center's substance abuse recovery program, didn't care. There were plenty of horses that were quiet and still and gentle. Pebbles wasn't like that - "She had a high, intense energy," Tabitha said.

For better or worse, Tabitha saw a little bit of herself in Pebbles, and she was drawn to the animal.

"I watched how the other clients interacted with the horses, and nobody was interacting with the horse I chose," Tabitha said. "So I picked her, because I felt a little bit like that mys...

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