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Alumni Spotlight | Lauren Parslow, '14
Alumna ensures disabled horseback riders get the therapy they need
"Horses mirror our emotions," Lauren Parslow, '14, says. "What we feel, they will feel."
And, that's what makes them especially well suited as animal partners in helping children and adults cope with physical and mental disabilities, and post-traumatic stress, while improving their interaction skills and building their confidence.
Parslow, who's been riding and working with horses since she was 5 years old, works as the volunteer coordinator for Freedom Ride, a therapeutic horseback riding center in Orlando. She loves everything about her job, because, every day, it allows her to make a difference in the lives of others.