Monday Minstrel: Peyo the Hospital Horse.

I recently posted a book review of Riding Home, the Power of Horses to Heal by Tim Hayes. I know that many people are familiar with the idea of dogs who visit people in hospital but horses? There are videos of mini horses who visit hospitals and care homes but a full sized horse? Here is a link to the video about Peyo, a stallion, who goes twice a month with his handler to hospital to help and comfort the sick and the dying. Please watch it on full screen so you can see the subtitles. You will not regret seeing this horse.

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43 responses to “Monday Minstrel: Peyo the Hospital Horse.”

  1. kunstkitchen Avatar

    So amazing to see Peyo! Brought me to tears.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      It is amazing isn’t it? And there are people who think horses are stupid. This is proof that they have remarkable intelligence although it may be different from ours.

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      1. kunstkitchen Avatar

        I agree! When I learned to think stop or back with my lesson horse, he knew what I expected. He was so perceptive.

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  2. aghisla Avatar

    Very moving, thanks Anne for sharing this video of Peyo. I’m amazed at how confident and relaxed he looks in the confined spaces of the hospital. I wish I could be near him and feel the rays of his calm strength. And the kind nibbling too ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I’m so glad you liked this video. Peyo is an amazing horse. He seems to have compassion and empathy. Also he will go into the small spaces because he knows that is his job. That is where he is needed. Horses are incredible that way.

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  3. Ann Coleman Avatar

    There is something so special about horses! Although I admit this video is the first I’ve ever seen of this type of therapy horse. I’m not surprised, though….

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Horses an do amazing work as therapists. This horse is a stallion and it is surprising he can make such an empathetic connection with humans who are in need. Thanks for commenting .

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  4. Alli Farkas Avatar

    I saw some French in the video and got curious to know where this was. Turns out it’s Dijon, France. I’d seen the video before and it’s just as moving as the first time. Nice to know now where it takes place.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes and there is a second video done a year later with various health care workers talking about Peyo. My French is just survival level so I was not able to understand all.of it. But it is still wonderful to know what an impression this horse has made. Thanks for commenting Alli.

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  5. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram Avatar

    Beautiful heart to heart connection. This brought tears, will surely do to every human. Thanks for the good share ma’am, ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Subbashini! I am so glad you could relate to this video. It is very moving.

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  6. pattimoed Avatar

    A beautiful post, Anne. I truly enjoyed the film about Peyo. Amazing empathy.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it Patti. Thanks for letting me know. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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  7. MichaelStephenWills Avatar

    We need positive stories….there are not enough of them. What a character Peyo has. Amazing.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you Michael. I think we need more positive stories too. Peyo is an amazing horse. He seems capable of empathy and compassion.

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  8. cagedunn Avatar

    Brought me to tears. I hope when my time comes …

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Me too Cage!!!๐Ÿ’•

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  9. susiesopinions Avatar

    Not sure if you got my comment, Anne.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Yes I got it. I don’t look at the comments for approval until I get home from the barn so that is why you did not see it approved and appearing. Thanks Susie!

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      1. susiesopinions Avatar

        With glitches I am never sure.

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        1. anne leueen Avatar

          Well don’t worry if you leave a comment and do not see it right away. I have to approve all the comments. Sometimes I do not get to them until later in the day. Stay safe Susie. I think about you in FL often.

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          1. susiesopinions Avatar

            I pray that you will be able to come back down at some stage.

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          2. anne leueen Avatar

            We will. Maybe next year!

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  10. Tina Schell Avatar

    Loved this Anne. My granddaughter is working in a therapeutic equestrian center this summer. Sending this to her

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I’m so glad you liked it Tina. I’m sure your Granddaughter will like it too.

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  11. whippetwisdom Avatar

    He’s a true angel Anne, thank you so much for sharing xxx

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      You are most welcome Xenia.

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  12. Emma Cownie Avatar

    What a wonderful thing!

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  13. Robert Parker Avatar

    Absolutely amazing. I didn’t know if this was serious, but it’s wonderful, absolutely brings a tear to your eye. Wonderful!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I have watched this video many times and it still brings a tear to my eye. The wisdom of this horse. Thank you for watching and leaving this comment.

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  14. violaetcetera Avatar

    Amazing how Peyo is able to connect with the old and sick on a level where no words are needed. I knew about dogs and maybe cats in animal therapy, but a horse was new to me. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I think this horse is very special. Horses do therapy but this one is remarkable

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  15. WolfSong Avatar

    I โค LOVE โค Peyo!
    I follow his instagram account and the pictures are so incredible…

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Great to hear this. I don’d do Instagram so thanks for letting me know.

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  16. sandyjwhite Avatar

    What a wonderful video, Anne and such a gifted horse1

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      Thank you. I’m so glad you enjoyed the video.

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  17. Judy Avatar

    My horse’s previous owner took him to senior centers. I had an aged friend come to visit him. I was a little worried because…well, I nicknamed him Saucy Baggage for a reason. She was in her 90s and took frail and small with her walker. My fidgeter stood perfectly still and let her move around him. I love the above video.

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      They just seem to know when a human is elderly or frail or unwell. Thanks for sharing this story.

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  18. almeidadepaulo Avatar

    Woww Anne, I love it, thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. anne leueen Avatar

      I’m so glad you liked it. Thanks for letting me know.๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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