There may be a few tut-tutting doctors and defiant mums and dads when we suggest their severely autistic child could make serious strides in connecting with others simply by means of an old horse and a velcro saddle and some very clever tricks. Oh and an expert of course, to facilitate. Like an empathetic young Argentine from Cordoba, the wonderful Analia Lucia Nocioni, who is developing this unique program after a year-long training. As she explains to Tony Corballis on today's Chat That Matters, a whole range of kid's disabling mental and physical conditions can be alleviated and people's lives improved, by the natural process of tapping into the intelligent energy of a horse, together with some old-fashioned play. Learn more about Lucia's 'equestrian therapy' project in Balearic Spain.
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