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Rehab Without Walls

Robyn Moug offers a program for children with disabilities to utilize a treatment where equine movement improves neuromuscular function at her north Spokane County ranch.

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Ryan Sonneborn, 10, of Spokane, Wash., is helped to his feet by his mother, Ginger, as he prepares to ride horseback in Rehab Without Walls hippotherapy.


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Trey Henning, 6, of Spokane, Wash., attends to miniature horses as waits his turn to start his treatment at Rehab Without Walls, Sept. 28, 2011.


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Kaiden White, 4, of Chattarory, Wash., is led around the riding arena by Robin Pearson, left, and Robyn Moug, during his visit to Rehab Without Walls, Sept. 28, 2011. The horse provides movement that mimics the way the human body moves so the client can experience and relearn critical movements in a gentile way.


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Kaiden White, 4, of Chattaroy, Wash., is guided by helping hands during his visit to Rehab Without Walls, Sept. 28, 2011. At his side, Robyn Moug offers support during the treatment.


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Dice, rings and balls are items used during treatment as patients ride horseback at the Rehab Without Walls in Spokane, Wash. The children reach and grab the objects as they ride past on horseback.


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Kaiden White, 4, of Chattaroy, Wash., reaches for a die from Beth Moug, during his visit to Rehab Without Walls, Sept. 28, 2011. At his side, Janelle Axtell, left, and Robin Pearson offer support during the treatment.


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Kaiden White, 4, of Chattory, Wash., gathers the colored rings during his visit to Rehab Without Walls, Sept. 28, 2011.


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Trey Henning, 6, of Spokane, Wash., finds satisfaction in completing his tasks as he rides atop a horse as part of his treatment during a visit to Rehab Without Walls, Sept. 28, 2011.


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Trey Henning, 6, of Spokane, Wash., grabs the green ring from Beth Moug, right, with Robyn Moug watching, center, as part of his treatment during his visit to Rehab Without Walls, Sept. 28, 2011.


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Working on his balance, Trey Henning, 6, of Spokane, Wash., surfs the back of a horse with help from Robyn Moug, as part of his treatment during his visit to Rehab Without Walls, Sept. 28, 2011.


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Trey Henning, 6, of Spokane, Wash., has his foot placed in the stirrups as part of his treatment during his visit to Rehab Without Walls, Sept. 28, 2011.


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Trey Henning, 6, of Spokane, Wash., works on his balance while standing atop Monte, with help from Robin Pearson, left, and Robyn Moug, right, as part of his treatment during his visit to Rehab Without Walls, Sept. 28, 2011.


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Ryan Sonneborn, 10, of Spokane, Wash., riding atop a horse, participates in the hippotherapy program at Rehab Without Walls. He places the rings onto the hand of Robyn Moug as he rides around the arena.


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Robyn Moug, right, celebrates Ryan Sonneborn’s accomplishments during a session at Rehab Without Walls, Sept. 28, 2011.


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Ryan Sonneborn, celebrates with Robyn Moug, during his session at Rehab Without Walls hippotherapy.


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Trey Henning, center, along with Jannelle Axtell and Robyn Moug, right, lead Monte out of the arena after Trey’s session at Rehab Without Walls, Sept. 28, 2011.


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Trey Henning, 6, of Spokane, Wash., receives a set of pencil toppers as a reward for meeting his goals during his treatment at Rehab Without Walls, Sept. 28, 2011.

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