Donald, In response to your comment we are teaching them good manners first and foremost. It is a combination of natural horsemanship and clicker/treat training. They have been taught many tricks for entertainment purposes and can stand on a pedestal, do an obstacle course, etc.
They have been taken inside the house many times so they had to learn navigating steps.
At the nursing homes they go inside to the activity center and meet with the residents. I also have a request for them to go the the childrens home.
The rewards they give us and the people they see are unmeasurable. Very rewarding and a therapy for us as well.