Monty Roberts, aka The Horse Whisperer uses horses in his work with veterans who have been traumatised in war zones. Monty doesn't believe in post traumatic stress disorder, he's had good results.
There are a number of accredited, qualified psychotherapists who use horses or dogs in their work with people who have mental health issues. Again, with positive results. I share your reservations Azie about the woman you met. The therapists I know had many years experience in working with people before beginning to train in using animals in their work.
My experience was that dogs and horses were a real aid in working with children.
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