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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

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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