And for a manâor a womanâsuffering from mental illness that results in violent outbursts, spending time with a horse might
make things a little more right. Jeffry Nurenberg, M.D., the clinical director of the hospital, saw this effect firsthand
when one of the hospital's employees, who often brought his horse to nursing homes and children's hospitals, brought him to
the psychiatric hospital. "Many of us were impressed with how different our violent patients appeared when with the horse,"
Nurenberg told Psychiatric News.