Horses used to treat, manage PTSD

By Kate Schneider, Calgary Sun
First Posted: Monday, December 02, 2012 05:03 PM EST | UPDATED MONDAY, DECEMBER 02, 2012 05:09 PM EST

Picture1CALGARY – Horses can help soldiers fight a different kind of war, coping with post traumatic stress disorder, say the founders of a new program.
Founded by retired warrant officer with Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians), Steve Critchley, and psychologist and equine assisted learning facilitator Jim Marland, Can Praxis aims to help soldiers cope with operation stress injury, more commonly known as PTSD, and reconnect with their spouses after returning from service.

Their secret weapon is horses.

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One comment

  1. PET THERAPY! We all need it. Makes us appreciate our own lives, the goodness in it. Soldiers deserve our respect. Horses deserve our respect. Remember that quote,”The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man”. Horses are companions, and athletes, and so very therapuetic.They should never be food. Horses are not food! Nice Michael Burns photo taken at racetrack a while ago..He was no stranger to taking thoroughbred pics at Woodbine for Eclipse Awards. We need to keep up the fight to save Canada’s beautiful horses and put an end to the cruel horrors of equine slaughter.

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