What started out as therapy for one young autistic girl in Texas has blossomed into a program that is helping many other kids like her.
Hannah Mills is not letting down syndrome get in the way of her passion for horses.
Her family introduced her to equine therapy at a very young age to help her mental and physical development.
That's when Horseshoes for Hope started. The program helps disabled children relax, bond, and grow physically by riding horses.
"I love to watch her. She just gets so excited with the horses, and just being around the people, and she's a very social person," Hannah's mother, Joleen, said.
Hannah's grandparents expanded the program eight years ago to help others with disabilities.
"We see an immediate change in children with autism especially. They form a bond with a horse and all the children do. It's very calming," Hannah's grandmother, Janice, said.