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How A Girl and A Horse Manage to Make Life Better

Mar 11, 2019

Maggie Bernard and Noble. September 2018. Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center, West Tisbury, Martha’s Vineyard.
Credit Photo by Giovana Romano Sanchez

Maggie Bernard is a teenager with cerebral palsy. She overcame her disability with the help of her best friend Noble, a 27 year old horse that works as a therapy animal on Martha’s Vineyard. He is great with kids and loves his job, but in the beginning of the year, Noble started to show some health problems. His owners decided it was time for him to retire and found a place for him in another farm. But Noble didn’t like the idea.

To learn more about the Misty Meadows Equine Learning Center, you can visit their website.

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