Horse Therapy Helps Veterans Break Through PTSD

By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service   WASHINGTON, April 5, 2012 – A Pentagon Channel documentary sheds light on how military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder are finding help through the power of horse therapy. “Recon: Unbridled” highlights “Horses for Veterans,” at Flag is Up Farms in California, an intensive three-day program designed to help veterans of all ages who have PTSD, free of charge. “I...

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Therapist using horses in treating PTSD

By BEN BAUGH Staff writer   An individual may look healthy physically, but it’s possible that, even without any physical manifestations, stress and traumatic experiences can take their toll on both humans and horses. But, thanks to psychotherapy, horses and humans are interacting and bonding with one another to help each other heal. This Sunday, soldiers who are stationed at Fort Gordon and have returned from their deployment in...

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Warrior Paint: Horses helping veterans heal psychological wounds at Operation Strides

By Citizen Contributor Thursday, September 19, 2013   In January 2013, Naples Equestrian Challenge launched Operation Strides, an equinefacilitated psychotherapy (EFP) program designed specifically to meet the needs of combat veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injuries and/or amputation. “Originally, we thought that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan would be our primary clients. However,...

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