Veterans invited to horse therapy event

A program to provide equine-assisted therapy for wounded or disabled military veterans and active-duty soldiers is ready to ride. "We will launch our program in April," said Marie Postiglione-Dupell, director of Medicine Horse Farm in Morrisonville and a certified instructor of the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association.

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Solid Rock TRC will provide equine assisted therapy for Veterans and their families in an effort to help them build trust, confidence and courage.This form of therapy can help individuals recover from post traumatic stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) while promoting physical, emotional, social, and cognitive healing.activities include therapeutic horseback riding, assisting in horse care including grooming, tacking and general care of our horses.

7 Ways Equine Therapy is Helping Veterans. Hooves pound the ground, the horse breathes or whinnys, you feel your own body working with the movement of the horse. Many veterans struggling with PTSD experience anxiety from loud, sudden noises. Others simply need an escape from daily living in the city, or the hustle and bustle of a military base.

He decided during his ride home from that event to find a way to use motorcycles to help veterans. “Motorcycle therapy is a phenomenon that happens. at the world,” said Helfrich. Helfrich was.

High Hopes' programs for veterans focus on interactions between the horse and. Veterans can enroll in High Hopes' Therapeutic Riding 27 week program in either.. High Hopes invites children of service families entering grades 5 to 8, to join us. At High Hopes we host events for staff, volunteers and our participants.

have designed a one-of-a-kind event for wounded, ill and injured service members and their families. As part of USO Warrior Week, veterans and active military were invited to take part in EQUI-VETS,

War Horses for Veterans is the premier horsemanship, networking and personal growth program in the U.S. We are a Kansas City based nonprofit that brings combat veterans from across the country together in a safe and peaceful environment.

It’s equine therapy, with major results. And that’s vital, because according to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 12.1 percent of Gulf War veterans, for example, suffer from PTSD .

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