February 18, 2015

There's a lot of work being done to assist veterans and first-responders (police, fire, medical) to deal with the stress of their work, and often the resulting mental health conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. This article is written by a police officer's visit to Tranquil Acres near Ottawa. 


Heroes, Healing and Horses



Brad Pitt, Adam Sandler, Richard Gere, Cindy Crawford, Olivia Newton-John, Emma Thompson, Billy Crystal, Robert Downey Jr and Sophie Anderton, to name a few. Yes, they are celebrities but what else to they have in common? They've all taken part in equine-assisted therapy. The next question is: What is equine-assi...

January 23, 2015

National Geographic

Published on Dec 4, 2014


Serving in combat can affect soldiers long after they return home from war. For some, the wounds are physical and visible. For others, they go deeper, affecting their mental health. Staff at Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont, VA, use horses—equine therapy—to help veterans heal these invisible wounds.

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