Peralta, New Mexico
Paul Szauter, EquiSeq’s Chief Scientific Officer, attended an event at Wilderwood Equine Therapy and Rescue on October 30, to present Wilderwood with a donation from EquiSeq toward their equine therapy program.
EquiSeq and Haw Creek Animal Hospital staged a joint fundraiser that raised $10,000 for Wilderwood.
Wilderwoodâ€™s equine-assisted programs are an innovative and integrative approach designed for autistic adults and children (aged 8 and up) to strengthen authentic self-perception, self-possibility, and self-realization through mind/body interoceptive and somatic understanding combined with the philosophy of Hautism, which embraces and celebrates the innate connection between horses and autistic people.
Wilderwood also rescues unwanted horses, provides them a lifetime loving home, and educates the community about horses and autism.
Wilderwood adopted Lady Faith from EquiSeq. Lady Faith is n/K1 and free of other variants. She is the mare in which the K1 allele of COL6A3 was discovered by whole-genome sequencing.