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Friday, April 6, 2012

Non-Profit News: Horses Helping Soldiers W/PTSD

Rainier Therapeutic Riding in Yelm, WA is a great program near Seattle which is using horses to help veterans suffering from Suicidal tendencies, Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury.

Here's a video showing a vet's personal experience with the program.

Rainier Therapeutic Riding provides basic horsemanship lessons to injured military personnel and is the largest provider of equine therapy to military personnel in the country. The group works directly with medical military personnel to select active duty soldiers and teach them basic horsemanship skills. Through the relationship they build with “their” horses soldiers connect and rediscover the value of living.

Rainier Therapeutic Riding is currently serving 48 soldiers weekly, and relies on the support of local farm owners for indoor riding space and the help of over 50 active volunteers, 3 certified instructors, and 14 privately owned/leased horses.

To find out more about Rainier Therapeutic's Riding Program visit http://www.rtriding.org/.

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