Source: St. Elisabeth Convent
Is there anyone who doesn't know how useful equine therapy may be for the sick? Early childhood autism, oligophrenia, and cerebral palsy are hard to treat with traditional methods. Children who suffer from these severe illnesses especially benefit from therapeutic horse riding. In addition to health benefits, the children simply enjoy spending time with horses - these strong, beautiful and faithful helpers of ours.
Nun Vera whose main obedience is in the stable, believes that “God uses horses to comfort us poor humans, plagued by sin. Spending time with horses makes us closer to nature. It allows us to regain our natural mental stability. We would be immensely grateful to anyone who could help us to buy equipment for the horses, e.g. a horse carrier, We need funds to refurbish our riding hall and stable, too.”
We have also opened Sirin Contact Zoo in the rehabilitation centre recently. Unlike in a regular zoo, the visitors can contact the animals directly, not just look at them from afar. Children who live in the huge metropolitan city are especially fond of visiting such a zoo. They get the opportunity to hold in their hands a white hedgehog, a small tortoise or a ferret.
If our plans come true, the children will be able to enjoy being with animals and become healthier. It will also help the brothers who stay in the rehabilitation centre to have important and meaningful work to do.