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Posted by Equestrian Western Australia on 28/08/2019.

'The Greatest Feeling': The Woman Helping People with Disabilities Find New Freedom on Horseback

M'Liss Henry is one remarkable woman.

The founder and chief instructor of the Claremont Therapeutic Riding Centre in Perth, M'Liss has spent 46 years giving people with physical and mental disabilities the chance to soar on horseback.

She and her team of dedicated volunteers run over 160 classes a week for disabled and abled clients.
Miracles happen under her care, and after visiting the school, you realise what a gift this therapy is for so many.

M'Liss Henry has spent decades teaching people with intellectual and physical impairments to ride. (A Current Affair)
And yet, it all started, in M'Liss's own words, "quite by accident".

"I had two ponies down here, and one day a boy with polio and a girl with cerebral palsy turned up with their parents, and said, can we pat the ponies? I said, of course, why don't we put you on?" she told A Current Affair host Tracy Grimshaw.

"Then on Thursday, two more turned up so I said, oh what, we'll do Tuesday with these two, and Thursday with those two, and that's how it started.

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