The Man O’ War Project is the first university-led research trial to establish manualized guidelines for the application of Equine-Assisted Therapy for treating veterans with PTSD (EAT-PTSD) and to examine the effectiveness of this promising new treatment for veterans. According to a recent article at QuestMag, the results of the project have been impressive:
“The study has now concluded, and the results have been outstanding. There has been a low dropout rate and measurable improvement in almost every area of behavior the study scrutinized. Best of all, MRI scanning has revealed positive brain changes in less than eight weeks, indicating an ability for the veterans joining the program to heal their wounds of war steadily and surely.
Now that the Phase One trial has been successful, Columbia plans to take the program to a national level, which was always the researchers’ fondest hope. To do so, Columbia will enlist funding from the Department of Defense, the Veterans’ Administration, the National Institutes of Health, and private industry.”