For Amy, horses are therapeutic in many different ways
Now, Tomasheski still rides competitively, although at a slower pace. She strongly feels that individuals with MS who are in a good state of health can benefit from trying out hippotherapy. “It is a hobby that has always given me pleasure and helped me relax, but I find that I seek it out more since my diagnosis because it helps relieve stress,” she said. “These therapy animals in particular understand their jobs and want to care for us. Feeling that connection with the horse is really a key part of why it’s been so effective for me,” she added.