Horseback therapy helps Mass. youths with autism

REHOBOTH - As 9-year-old Daniel Nelson unhesitatingly leads his therapeutic horse, “Pippin,’’ down the track at Greenlock Therapeutic Riding Center he carefully follows therapist Kathy Darowski’s instructions.

The autistic youngster holds his hands out in front of him for a count of 10; puts them out to his side for a 10-count; and then raises them above his head for another 10-count.

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