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Ruth Coffey, 7, climbs onto her horse Bud at the The Riding Therapy Center of Victoria.

Ruth Coffey, 7, laughs while she rides Bud during therapy at the The Riding Therapy Center of Victoria.

Ruth Coffey, 7, does sit ups as she rides around the arena at The Riding Therapy Center of Victoria. Different exercises work on different muscle groups. Ruth also laid down, kneeled, sat with her legs crossed and trotted on Bud as part of her session.

Ruth Coffey, 7, rides by her family (from left) Jimmy, 6, waves, her father David Coffey, middle, and Joseph, 4, right, during horse therapy at The Riding Therapy Center of Victoria

Ruth Coffey, 7, rides around the arena at the The Riding Therapy Center of Victoria.