Pink October, Medicine That Does Good Thanks to Horses

The Ligue contre le Cancer des Alpes-Maritimes put a group of women who have suffered cancer in contact with an “equitherapist” and all ended up in an equestrian club. All the ingredients are then united to form a virtuous alchemy. Broken by the disease, these women are slowly rebuilding themselves. Coeur de Course Club is an ideal spot from which to discover Cagnes-sur-Mer. He takes care of caring for horses killed for physical problems or denial of obstruction. But it should be immediately underlined, Equitherapy is not riding the horse, it is taking care of the horse.

Astrid and Odile surround a horse named Carolingiana © Radio France
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Another principle of discipline according to Letizia Parbot of the Tremant Association is to adapt. Thus he prepared this journey with horses but also with “trainees”. car One way to communicate with horses is to know their behavior“. Like horses these former patients suffer from life and The idea is to build a relationship of trust with the animal.. Those who are afraid of the presence of horses quickly calm down. “Thus they are convinced and gain confidenceThis element is fundamental because it is a key element of resilience, especially when cancer has entered life.

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Yet horse and equestrian world addict Patricia Defraz of the League Against Cancer 06 tells us that she felt strong emotions, and some tears were shed. Straight away, the group spent a moment with the horses, familiarizing themselves with them while pampering them. For example, Astrid is a history teacher and naturally fell in love with a gray horse named Carolingian. Pauline, initially very impressed, managed to gain confidence. “magical momentConfirms Astrid. According to equitherapist Letizia, a person who is nervous, horses feel it, just as a person who gives an impression of calmness. Medicine is twofold, for humans and for horsesLearning is also there.

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Contact a Chawal as part of the Quest for Equitherapy
Contact a Chawal as part of the Quest for Equitherapy © Radio France
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The therapeutic benefits from the Ludivine Crepo Association ‘Ceur de Course’ are definite, man takes care of horses and vice versa. Furthermore, this approach requires To invest in animal care, With virtuous benefits in terms of physical activities and mental well-being. Letitia Records clinical psychologist at Mandelieu emphasizes this: The Commitment Required for Equitherapy. By accepting this commitment”It allows you to get 100% in medicine“This commitment is also valid for all patients and not just those with cancer, she recalls.

The attention of Odile who takes the Carolingian in his arms
The attention of Odile who takes the Carolingian in his arms © Radio France
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In a box, Letizia guides the physician Odile. This trainee follows the mediation by hugging the horse. She comes out with serene and infectious joy. After this first equitherapy approach, Many trainees did not hide their desire to continue the experience. The search was accompanied by meetings and speeches this morning to verbalize the feedback and share it with the group. Equitherapy is audience-friendly With common points of appeasement, self-knowledge and resilience, relying on difficulties to rebuild, and overcome a traumatic episode.

Horse inviting himself in group photo on the occasion of Discovery of Equitherapy in Cagnes-sur Mere
Horse inviting himself in group photo on the occasion of Discovery of Equitherapy in Cagnes-sur Mere © Radio France
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Pink October continues with performances in the Alps Maritimes. this is also an opportunity to screen . The sooner breast cancer is detected, the better the chances of being cured.

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