Can horses give traumatized children new self-confidence?? Can horses help hyperactive children to calm down?? And you can teach perfectionist people to be calm? Tatjana prantl and christine thiergartner are convinced of it. For a good reason: they experience the positive effect of the animals on their predominantly young patients day after day.
The therapiehof am seesteig in mainbernheim has been in existence for 15 years. For three years, the two young women together with nicola prantl offer the so-called horse-supported padagogy and therapy (PPT). Just outside of town and right next to the erich kastner children's village, tatjana prantl has converted a former stable into a cozy house. In the open stable right next to it are ten horses stabled. And they get visits almost every day from children, teenagers and adults.
Christine thiergartner looked after three therapy children, eight to nine a week tatjana prantl. "The youngest was two years old, she tells. Your problem: muscular atrophy. Contact with the horses has helped stabilize the muscles. "But adults also come to us", reports thiergartner.