Articles by Subhadra Cherukuri

An ex-management consultant, Subhadra Cherukuri has a diploma in animal assisted therapy, and has been working with children with special needs, through dogs and horses for two years. She is co-founder of The Paws and Hooves Project at Wag-wille in Bengaluru.

Jerome and Applejack, the therapy horses at the Paws and Hooves Project from Wag-ville in Bangalore, enjoy working with special needs individuals. One of Applejack’s favourite students is Anil, a six-year-old child diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. When Anil first came to us about a month ago, he had severe spasticity in his arms and legs – Anil could neither walk nor sit independently. Today, he sits on Applejack with a specially designed saddle that has a seat-belts to enable him to sit upright. The movement on the horse, combined with physiotherapy exercises done while seated on the horse have enabled…

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