Articles Tagged 'Equine Therapy Programs'

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Interview with Kristin Meek of WYLD Leadership

WYLD Leadership is an innovative and inspiring leadership program that combines horses, psychology, and wilderness retreats that helps people access their inner compass and create a better life. Equitrekking chats with founder and CEO, Kristin Meek, to learn more about this unique program.  ...

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Smoke the Donkey: A Memorial Day Tribute

Remembering the plucky little donkey that touched the lives of Marines stationed in Iraq and military veterans returning home. by Jocelyn Pierce It all started in 2008 when a small gray donkey came into the lives of camp commandant Colonel John D. Folsom and the Marines stationed at Camp al T...

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Military Veterans, PTSD and Horse Therapy

by Jocelyn Pierce Throughout the United States’s military history, the horse served bravely alongside man. Horses continued to be important components of combat until the end of World War I when warfare changed completely. Today, horses still help military veterans, though in a different w...

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Horses and Humans Research Foundation

Learn about Horses and Humans Research Foundation, an organization working to support, promote and fund scientific research that explores the potential benefits of equine-assisted activities and therapies and to educate the public on research findings–– helping equine-assisted activiti...

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Dream Jobs: Life Skills Instructor

By teaching life skills through the aid of horses, Sara Crum helps at-risk youth with her equine career. by Karen Braschayko Sara Crum’s career with horses began when she volunteered at a therapeutic riding center and was inspired to learn more. Nearly 10 years later, she has earn...

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Dream Jobs: Helping Others as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor

by Karen Braschayko Have you ever wanted a job that makes you feel completely satisfied at the end of the day, knowing you did something good and helped others? Jan Vescelius has this gratification every day as director and head therapeutic riding instructor at Therapeutic Riding, Incorporated ...

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Ten Reasons to Get Involved with Therapeutic Riding

Help individuals with special needs to learn about horses, and you just may help yourself as well by Karen Braschayko It can be dirty, it can be difficult, and you may occasionally end up sweaty hot or shivering cold, feeling a bit frustrated or absolutely elated, but here are some reasons to ...