Students at Illinois Wesleyan University ease test stress with therapy horses

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Students at Illinois Wesleyan University are hanging out with horses to ease the stress over the test.

Heartland Mini Hoofs brought in two american miniature horses to take everyone’s mind off of finals. The students took turns petting and even walking the trained therapy horses through the school’s library. The CEO of the organization says the horse’s job is to make you feel happier.

“Immediately with the touch, it just reduces your blood pressure, and they actually feel like velvet, because I keep them shaved to keep them very clean, and so that’s a unique feeling and the students really enjoy that,” said Andra Ebert, CEO of Heartland Mini Hoofs.

The two horses have made more than 500 visits to schools and nursing homes. Ebert says she is already booked for visits for the rest of April and May.

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