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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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Earle Mack Interviewed by Thoroughbred Charities of America

Thoroughbred Charities of America, a nonprofit whose mission is “to provide a better life for Thoroughbreds, both during and after their racing careers,” interviewed Earle Mack for their Winter 2016 email newsletter on proper retirement procedures for Thoroughbreds. Mack, who has 12 horses in his racing stable, told TCA that the most important element of […]

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Earle Mack Presents Victoria McCullough with Thoroughbred Champion Award

The Earle I. Mack Thoroughbred Champion Award was recently presented to Victoria McCullough, Chairman of the board of Chesapeake Petroleum. The award is given annually to someone who shows effort to influence thoroughbred racehorse welfare, safety, and retirement. McCullough received the award during an event at Bobby Flay’s Bar American on June 5th.  Flay was […]

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Earle Mack Remembers Nelson Mandela

The Palm Beach Daily News interviewed prominent community members, including former Ambassador Earle Mack, about the recent death of South African leadership icon Nelson Mandela, a man credited with helping to end Apartheid and the first black man to be president of South Africa.  Several people the Daily News reporter spoke to actually had the […]