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Multiple Sclerosis: Walk, Talk, and Learn with Therapy Horses

Amy Tomasheski realized she could turn her hobby into her treatment

When 41-year-old Amy Tomasheski was diagnosed with relapsing-remitting MS in 2005, she was surprised that her care team recommended horseback riding therapy as part of her treatment plan. Tomasheski always had a love for horses. In fact, she began to ride as a child and even advanced to ride competitively in her teenage years. “We were going over treatment options, and when they mentioned it I looked at them and said, ‘I’m already doing it,’. We just decided that I could keep doing what I was doing,” she recalled.

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