It's been a year since a pony named Dietrich became a volunteer therapist. He comes to hospices, visits adults and children to give them new emotions.
Many Russian hospices have living areas, aquariums with fish. Seals live in some centers, and therapy dogs come to visit. But there were no horses in the wards before Dietrich.Dietrich's volunteer debut was a huge success. The veteran of children's parties is great at communicating with people. Very careful.
Adapts to each person. If a person is active, then Dietrich is active, shakes his head more and asks for treats. If he feels that a person is afraid of him, then he behaves more calmly. He can walk into narrow spaces and exit them backwards. And he's afraid of soap bubbles.
Read how Dietrich and other animals become volunteers and help hospice wards: