Horses Are My Therapy

Dr. J. David Richardson is a Viking with a heart of gold. The retired Dundas, Ontario family doctor now runs Christieview Farm, just outside of Hamilton, Ontario. And, he’s using his rural perch, on the lip of the Christie Conversation Area, to help folks recover from physical or emotional traumas through learning to drive horses. Two […]

Dr. J. David Richardson is a Viking with a heart of gold. The retired Dundas, Ontario family doctor now runs Christieview Farm, just outside of Hamilton, Ontario. And, he’s using his rural perch, on the lip of the Christie Conversation Area, to help folks recover from physical or emotional traumas through learning to drive horses. Two Clydesdale horses – Jack and Laddie, are his stout assistants. “I’ve always had a desireto help people,” Richardson says. “It seems I can combine my hobby and still help.” He says there’s something about being around horses that brings peace the human animal. He should know. Richardson says his DNA ties him to Vikings who tamed horses centuries ago. Now he continues his genetic tradition and calms the patients of his retirement at the same time. “I kind of think Vikings got a bad rap,” he says.

Horses are my Therapy

Wayne MacPhail
Wayne MacPhail

Wayne is a digital strategist with extensive experience in traditional, online and communication strategy development. He has assisted clients like Random House (where he helped establish digital outreach programs), the Association of Science and Technology Centers, McMaster Family Medicine, rabble.ca, University of Toronto, Engineering reimagine their communications strategies for an emerging media landscape and new audiences. Wayne brings three decades of rich media content creation, a background in journalism and the ability to creatively understand brand and messaging and create new platforms and opportunities for Moongate’s clients. He has taught and developed online content creation and communications for a variety of colleges and universities in Ontario.

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Posted on Sunday, January 24th, 2016
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