Spinal Cord Injuries

Curtis Arnett, who has earned a degree in psychology from Florida Institute of Technology, relates, through his personal story of sustaining a spinal cord injury and struggling with rehab, how he chose to become a psychologist, with the goal of helping other persons with disabilities through the use of horses.

In this video clip, Curtis interacts with La Nina, a Florida Cracker horse, who suffered a traumatic accident in which she lost a leg.Curtis explains how he can identify with this brave Cracker horse, who has learned to let her needs be known, operate independently and find comfort and satisfaction in her life, despite her disability.Curtis gives his perspective on the human-horse interaction, describing how and why horses fit into a psychotherapy model of treatment and how horses can help humans overcome monumental challenges.

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