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Sorrows unsaddled

At Concord’s Bear Spot Farm, Jane Karol and her horses guide students through dressage, patients through therapy

Jane Karol, a psychotherapist and top-level dressage competitor, scrutinizes a rider's form during a dressage training session at her farm in Concord. Jane Karol, a psychotherapist and top-level dressage competitor, scrutinizes a rider's form during a dressage training session at her farm in Concord. ( Ellen Harasimowicz for The Boston Globe)
By Lisa Kocian
Globe Staff / October 1, 2009

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How do you combine a doctorate in psychology with a lifelong love of horse riding? Not many people would ask that question. But Concord resident Jane Karol did. And then she answered it. At her Bear Spot Farm, Karol not only trains equestrians in the art of dressage, she also counsels young people with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues with the help of her co-therapist, Jake - a 12-year-old pinto with a black and white coat and gentle demeanor. (Full article: 1292 words)

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