Postiglione-Dupell limits the number of people receiving therapy to four per session to ensure participants get the most of their experience, she said.
She also writes individual service plans for each that include short- and long-term goals and objectives.
Postiglione-Dupell finds her work fulfilling and rewarding.
A few years ago, she supervised the therapy of eight sexually abused children.
Some of them would not speak to adults and didn’t want to be touched, but they would talk to the horses and let the horses touch them.
And as the trust between the children and horses grew, the children began to trust people again, Postiglione-Dupell said.
“It’s very powerful,” she said. “It’s a blessing to me that people let me be a part of their lives.”IF YOU GO The Monster Dash at Medicine Horse Farm, set for noon Sunday, Oct. 21, is a 5K race, and the Goblin Gallop Kids' Run is about 1 mile. First-, second- and third-place finishers will receive an award. Children 12 years old and younger who wish to participate in the Monster Dash must be accompanied by an adult of at least 18 years old. Children may take part in the Goblin Gallop without an adult. The registration fee is $15 for the Monster Dash and $10 for the Goblin Gallop. Costumes are highly encouraged. To register, go to www.medicinehorsefarm.org, print out the form and mail it with a check to Medicine Horse Farm, 38 Lizzies Lane, Morrisonville, NY, 12962. To register online, go to www.medicinehorsefarm.org and click on the link to active.com. For more information, call Marie at 566-7217.