Horses do a wonderful job in the therapy programs, and form strong bonds with people. I bought a 4 yr old tb off the track who had lost all trust in people and took months to come around. She still has no time for other people at the age of 29 but we are very close. I had a small pony for my daughter years ago who was very careful with a beginner but would jump 3 feet, did dressage and cross country with her. Worth his weight in gold. Wonderful creatures, and are very grateful when rescued from the slaughter pipeline.