Healing Horses, Not Just For War Veterans

Friday, March 4, 2016 - 12:30pm
by Amanda Morris

If you are a frequent visitor of the RIDE TV website or social media outlets, you have probably already heard that our documentary, Horses That Heal, is FINALLY available for purchase on iTunes and DVD! You also probably have an idea of what the film is about. For those who don’t know, Horses That Heal is a documentary focused on six disabled riders who’s lives are dramatically enhanced through the many benefits of therapeutic riding. The film focuses heavily on the premiere equine event for disabled riders, the Chisholm Challenge, the largest competition for disabled riders that is supported by AQHA. Whether an individual suffers from a mental or physical disability, the film sheds light on how Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies can completely improve these individuals’ quality of life. At RIDE TV, we are very passionate about the positive impact that horses can have on people. Our petition to support insurance companies acknowledgement of equine therapy as a viable therapy is spreading like wildfire! So, you can imagine our excitement when we discovered the below story!

There is an equine therapy center in Colorado that is trying to improve the quality of life for first responders in law enforcement who are struggling with PTSD. PTSD goes so far beyond war veterans; there are experiences that people face every day that will take years to recover from, and those people are not excluded from the benefits of equine therapy. A new study suggests that more officers have died of suicide than died in the line of duty, all because they cannot escape the trauma in their minds. We think that the bravest men and women in the United States deserve an outlet where they can feel safe and have time to heal. Check out the video below, originally on Fox 31 and then reposted to Horse.Com (where we found it). It is inspiring to see the work that these horses can do on the human soul! Watch it here:

Don’t forget to follow Horses That Heal on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to purchase your copy of this amazing story on iTunes or DVD today!

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