Video: Horse therapy used to help treat PTSD

From: News 12 New Jersey Columbia University researchers are studying therapy with horses to treat veterans with PTSD. Nearly 30 veterans are taking park in the 8-week study at Bergen Equestrian Center in Leonia. View the full clip here: http://newjersey.news12.com/clip/13575745/video-horse-therapy-used-to-help-treat-ptsd

Man O’ War Project Important for Veterans & Horses

From: Equestricon.com By: Mike Spector EXCERPT “For centuries, the belief has existed that horses are good for the soul. More recently that age-old adage has been put to the test by many programs that are using horses to help people who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or other mental health disorders. Yet little, if […]

War Story: Columbia University study tackles equine-assisted PTSD treatment

From: The Saratoga Special By: Joe Clacy EXCERPT “Named the Man O’ War Project, the study is a partnership between the Earle I. Mack Foundation, Columbia University Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry, the New York State Psychiatric Institute and the Bergen County (N.J.) Equestrian Center. Neria and Fisher are about halfway through their research – […]

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A Firmer Footing for Retired Horses and Veterans

From: Bloodhorse.com By: Eric Mitchell EXERCEPT “Several years ago, Thoroughbred owner/breeder Earle Mack began hearing stories about military veterans finding relief from debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder through hands-on therapy sessions with horses. A U.S. Army veteran who rose to the rank of lieutenant, Mack became keen on further exploring these overlapping passions of his—finding opportunities for ex-racehorses and […]

Equine project helps veterans with PTSD

From: troyrecord.com By: Paul Post EXCERPT “An estimated 22 active and retired military personnel, afflicted with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries, commit suicide daily. A new Columbia University program called the Man O’ War Project seeks to prevent such tragedies by using horses to treat people instead of medications, which have had limited and […]

Columbia University studying horse therapy for veterans with PTSD at Bergen County stables

From: NorthJersey.com By: Lindy Washburn EXERCEPT “They are each wary and slow to trust others. They each scan their surroundings constantly. And each stays constantly alert for danger. But while horses depend on those characteristics for survival, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder can find them debilitating — traits that interfere with family and work life and can result in disturbed sleep, depression and […]

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Common Sense Tax Reform: Don’t Save Venice on Taxpayer Dime: Earle I Mack on The Hill

By Earle I. Mack In the 14th century, the Medicis, some of the greatest philanthropists in history, established the modern banking system and helped build the cultural empire of Italy. But today, ironically, it’s American philanthropists — many from Wall Street — who are helping to keep the sinking city of Venice afloat. As Venice […]

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Award in Memory of Ogden Mills Phipps to be Announced by Earle Mack During Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration

Earle Mack, an active Thoroughbred breeding and racing enthusiast for more than 50 years, will announce an annual award named in honor of the late Ogden Mills Phipps. A dear friend of Mack, the award named in honor of Phipps will be announced during the annual Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration, hosted by the New York […]

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Funding the Arts is More than Preserving Culture. It’s Big Business: Earle I Mack on The Hill

By Earle I. Mack, Randall Bourscheidt and Robert Lynch Two weeks ago, two great national traditions, sports and the arts, came together in the Super Bowl. Whether it was Lady Gaga’s stunning half-time plunge or Tom Brady’s nail-biting fourth-quarter comeback; our nation was riveted. The Super Bowl is a one-of-a-kind event, and it’s no surprise […]

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GOP Delegates Should Be Allowed to Vote Conscience: Earle I Mack on The Hill

By Earle I. Mack Oh, to be in Cleveland now that summers here.. When in Cleveland, Republican delegates deserve the right to vote their conscience. While some of Trump opponents have pushed the “conscience clause” as a last gasp to prevent him from becoming the party’s official nominee. I believe allowing the delegates to vote […]

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