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You've probably heard the saying, "lending a helping hand."  But, how about a helping hoof? That's what the miniature horses at the Triple H rescue in Mandan will be doing as part of a therapy program.  Founder Alison Smith says the Horses Helping Humans program is for people of all ages and can benefit those with mental disabilities or physical handicaps.   

"If you can open up communication between a child and a horse, they may further open up communication with a child and a parent, or a child and a caretaker. Someone who hasn't been very good at communicating may now think if I can communicate and get my point across I can really start improving my life," says Smith.

The program has just started, and the cost for once a week monthly sessions is about $300.

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