This is a very ignorant group of people at the DNC. Hippotherapy is well regarded and proven sucessful for both medical and learning issues. I should know, my son has both and hippotherapy was a useful and dynamic tool for him. Not every horse is geared for hippotherapy, but the one that do, man, you have a powerful tool at your disposal. It is evident that no one at the DNC every rode a horse, for therapy, pleasure, or work to understand the communication and interaction a rider and horse have between them.
Just shows how much ignorance is in the DNC at this time.