Trek 2020-Searching for Our Heroes

Trek 2020-Searching for Our Heroes

From Margaret Steele

We are raising money to help our heroes (military, veterans and first responders) access effective tools to manage PTSD by participating in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.

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5 months ago

We prepare to ride throughout the Southeastern United States to honor our heroes and promote Equine Assisted Therapies and Psycotherapy. There are many heroes that have heard of Equine Therapies for PTSD but many of the stables cannot afford to give the therapy away for free for every Heroe. They run our of money. We need funds to cover these requests so that every hero seeking this therapy can receive it.

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Some years ago after experiencing a tragedy myself I found myself with PTSD.  It didn't come to light for almost 10 years.  The fact that my seemingly minor exposure to this event caused this to happen to me made me think about the many military, veterans, police, fire and ems workers that witness horrors throughout their careers.  I couldn't imagine how they were handling it.  As I researched I learned that they were not.  The treatment for PTSD started with medication then group and talk therapies.  After our heroes explored these and some of the other options available to them not all had good results.  Many had good results but not lasting because they were not building the tools they needed to manage their emotions and behaviors.  Working with horses helps to do that.  A horse acts as a mirror and so the Hero is able to see themselves in the behaviors that the horse demonstrates to them.  They are non-judgmental.  They can't be fooled either.  Many heroes find Equine Assisted Therapy to be the "final touch" needed to get them back to the life they had been missing.  Please Help.

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5 months ago

Update #1

We prepare to ride throughout the Southeastern United States to honor our heroes and promote Equine Assisted Therapies and Psycotherapy. There are many heroes that have heard of Equine Therapies for PTSD but many of the stables cannot afford to give the therapy away for free for every Heroe. They run our of money. We need funds to cover these requests so that every hero seeking this therapy can receive it.

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