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‘A Special Bond’: The Power of Equine-Assisted Therapy

From: America’s Best Racing By: David Hill EXCERPT Earle Mack, the former Ambassador to Finland who initiated and funds the Man O’ War Project, says the status quo in treating PTSD is unacceptable. “The scientific and medical community has made great strides in understanding, recognizing, and diagnosing PTSD among veterans in the last several decades,” he […]

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Part Two of Man O’ War Project Docuseries Released

From: Thoroughbred Daily News EXCERPT America’s Best Racing has released part two of “Purpose,” a three-part digital video docuseries exploring the role that horses play in addressing the epidemic of U.S. veterans returning from combat with post-traumatic stress disorder. The series, which is presented by the Man O’ War Project at Columbia University Irving Medical Center […]

America’s Best Racing Launches Three-Part Video Series ‘Purpose’

From: Bloodhorse.com EXCERPT America’s Best Racing (ABR) is excited to announce the launch of “Purpose,” a three-part digital video docuseries exploring the anecdotal evidence and quest for scientific proof supporting the critical and effective role that horses play in addressing the epidemic of our veterans returning from combat with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The series, which […]

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Horses may be key to helping vets with PTSD

From: Palm Beach Post By: Steve Dorfman EXCERPT Earle Mack has had a lifelong affair with horses. As a rider. As an owner. As an investor. And now the Palm Beach resident, businessman and noted philanthropist — who was the U.S. Ambassador to Finland from 2004 to 2005 — believes horses’ greatest contribution to modern society […]

Man O’ War Project Helping the Soldiers of War Heal

From: Thoroughbred Daily News By: Dan Ross EXCERPT It’s estimated that as many as 30 percent of veterans are affected by PTSD, and 7,300 veterans commit suicide every year, which breaks down to 20 suicides a day. Their deaths make up nearly 20 percent of all suicides in the U.S. annually. But current treatment methods like talk […]

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

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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