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    Default Couples Use Horse Therapy to Resolve Relationship Problems

    Interesting story. See what happens 4:10 into this news report.


    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/relatio...7#.UMS4_q4UVrV
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    That was amazing.



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    Very interesting. Thanks for finding these things and sharing with the rest of us.
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    My pleasure.
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    Interesting concept. I had two horses when I lost Aisha, and I know my grief broke the other horse, who went from getting started under saddle to no longer even leading properly (pulling, rearing, barging). A lot of times I went to the barn and wound up just sitting on the ground in the paddock sobbing while holding the halter and lead because I couldn't even catch her.

    The people who got her never had a problem with her.
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    It sucks, however, if you already have great relationships with horses and not so much with people.

    Perhaps someone like me who has worn out the therapeutic value of horses needs other animal therapy. Like octopus therapy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    It sucks, however, if you already have great relationships with horses and not so much with people.

    Perhaps someone like me who has worn out the therapeutic value of horses needs other animal therapy. Like octopus therapy.
    You need a lot of arms to hug you? ((((((((hug))))))))


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    Quote Originally Posted by skykingismybaby1 View Post
    You need a lot of arms to hug you? ((((((((hug))))))))
    An extra bonus! Didn't think of all those legs (arms?).

    But what I meant is that I'd have to get down to my pure emotional roots to relate to the octopus on a pure emotional level. We might have some parallel traumas to share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mvp View Post
    An extra bonus! Didn't think of all those legs (arms?).

    But what I meant is that I'd have to get down to my pure emotional roots to relate to the octopus on a pure emotional level. We might have some parallel traumas to share.
    Meh. Octopi have beaks and will bite you if you aggravate them. Never mind how I know this.

    What if I get along great with my husband but have relationship problems with my gelding?



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    This brought tears to my eyes... It was totally fantastic when Danny moved to Justin during that emotional breakdown. Fantastic.

    Of course, my Arabian, Harmony, spent many nites with her nose in my chest whilst I poured my fears and pain in her ears. So I am not surprised.



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    Quote Originally Posted by pAin't_Misbehavin' View Post
    Meh. Octopi have beaks and will bite you if you aggravate them. Never mind how I know this.
    That's part of the therapy. Learn how to toe the line of getting your needs fulfilled without becoming too needy and upsetting your SO (played by the Octopus).


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