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  1. Paws 4 Liberty

    | Contributor(s):: Katie Osborn

    Located just outside of Wellington, Florida, Paws 4 Liberty, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to helping restore the lives of wounded veterans as they struggle to adjust to life after war. The mission of Paws 4 Liberty is to help returning soldiers regain their independence and...

  2. Medicine Horse Program

    Medicine Horse Program enhances the mental health and life skills of youth, adults, families, and groups through therapeutic interaction with horses.Medicine Horse Program is a 501c3 non-profit organization, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of adolescents, adults and families...

  3. Special Equestrians of Georgia

    Recognizing a need in her community, Stacey Edwards founded Special Equestrians of Georgia in 2006.  A registered PATH International Instructor, Stacey and her team bring therapeutic horseback riding to individuals with physical, emotional, behavioral and developmental...

  4. Effects of therapeutic horseback riding on post-traumatic stress disorder in military veterans

    | Contributor(s):: Rebecca A Johnson, David L. Albright, James R. Marzolf, Jessica L. Bibbo, Hayley D. Yaglom, Sandra M. Crowder, Gretchen Carlisle, Amy Willard, Cynthia L. Russell, Karen Grindler, Steven Osterlind, Marita Wassman, Nathan Harms, Marcy Wilhelm-South

    Background Large numbers of post-deployment U.S. veterans are diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or traumatic brain injury (TBI), leading to an urgent need for effective interventions to reduce symptoms and increase veterans’ coping. PTSD includes anxiety,...

  5. Stirrups 'n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center

    Vision – Empower, Enrich, and InspireMission – To provide therapeutic horseback riding and driving to anyone with physical, mental, and emotional challenges, and to improve the quality of life for these individuals with the opportunity for emotional, educational, and...

  6. Stand With Me

    Stand With Me is a 501(c)3 organization which has been created to serve veterens who have a service-related mental health disability.Stand With Me does a great deal more than just train dogs for disabled veterans.We provide a year-long training school for veteran/dog teams.The most...

  7. Silver Paw Ranch

    Silver Paw Ranch was conceived after founder Arthur (Guy) Sheble received his own K-9 battle buddy, Tex, while at the Warrior Transition Unit Fort Bliss, Texas.A USMC and Army veteran of over 20 years who struggled coping with multiple PTSD – related symptoms, seizures, and balance...

  8. A Veteran's Best Friend

    A Veteran’s Best Friend is a Christian nonprofit organization that trains service dogs for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), at no cost to the Veteran.Located in Cabot, Arkansas, we serve local Veterans from any US Operation, and who are of any faith. Our dogs are...

  9. For Veterans Sake Foundation

    Monty Hutson, a Consulting Hypnotist that created an Alternative Solution to helping with P.T.S. (Post-Traumatic Stress). Has developed "Neuro-Traumatic Resourcing" (Non-Therapeutic Hypnotism). This method is used to assist with a person's challenges/issues. In order for us to...

  10. Serenity Stables: From Combat To Calm

    Our mission is to provide equine therapy that supports psychological health and improved quality of life to service members, Veterans and their families.Serenity Stables, From Combat to Calm was established in 2015 when founder Rene Stone looked to provide horse-assisted activities to...

  11. Healing Arenas Inc.

    Incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit charity in February 2014, our Mission is “to provide emotional healing through equine interaction and to provide safe and restorative homes for retired racehorses”.We accomplish half of our Mission by facilitating certificated EAGALA services...

  12. Smiling Goat Ranch

    Our non-profit has a simple mission: to bring the healing effects of horses, movement, nature and supportive community to autism families, veterans with PTSD, children and adults with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and related conditions free of charge.

  13. Effect of Dog Ownership on Mental Health Disorders and Quality of Life in Veterans

    | Contributor(s):: Kristoffer Rehder

    Approximately 1 in 5 returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Tanielian & Jaycox, 2008), and 22 percent of veterans suffering from PTSD also report symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Mental health disorders such as...

  14. Therapeutic Horseback Riding With Military Veterans: Perspectives of Riders, Instructors, and Volunteers

    | Contributor(s):: Leslie LaFleur

    Statistics reveal that over 353,000 military members have been diagnosed with PTSD and/or TBI resulting from war-related activities. With the rising number of war stress injuries, there have not been enough psychotherapeutic services to meet the current demand for the care of returning veterans...

  15. Canine-Assisted Therapies Among U.S. Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Integrative Review of The Literature

    | Contributor(s):: Olivia A. Kondos

    A sizeable number of U.S. veterans of all ages experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which can impact their quality of life; physically, mentally and socially. Consequences of PTSD are associated with physical and emotional disabilities, including ideation of self-harm and even...

  16. 4 Paws 4 Patriots

    A non-profit organization established to provide service dogs and training to disabled veterans at no cost to the veteran. By partnering with animal shelters, rescues, volunteers and contract trainers the staff at 4 Paws 4 Patriots is able to provide these life changing services while making the...

  17. The H.O.P.E. Project

    (Healing Our Patriots with Equines)The HOPE Project uses rescued horses to help bring hope to our Heroes who may have been injured physically or emotionally.

  18. Dog Tags: Homeless Veterans and Their Pets/Animal Companions

    | Contributor(s):: Susan K. Lee, Pamela Willson

    Purpose: Overall, military veterans, who are at increased risk for homelessness and are over-represented when it come to the general population, comprise 10% of the United States (US) population. However, they account for 16% of the homeless adult population. Typically, homeless veterans served...

  19. An Examination of the Lived Experiences of United States Military Veterans who have been Diagnosed with Psychological Inflictions of War who have Utilized Equine Assisted Therapy

    | Contributor(s):: Thomas Frederick Banner

    As the result of multiple psychological conditions that are inflicted by war, the need for veterans’ well-being is ever evident. “PTSD changes the body’s response to stress, often making it difficult for PTSD victims to live their lives as they normally would” (Stokes,...

  20. Horses Help Heroes

    | Contributor(s):: Kristy Alvarez

    Horses Help Heroes is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to making positive change in the lives of disabled veterans, their families and families who have lost loved ones while serving on active duty. We offer a variety of equine-related programs at no cost to our veterans and families.