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Horse Assisted Therapy for Veterans "As prey animals, horses are hypervigilant until they learn they are not in danger. ... Because of their own hypervigilance, veterans with PTSD easily understand and can relate to the trust and hypervigilance in a horse."  Read more about Horse Assisted Therapy.

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The Horsemanship class series along with private sessions are free to veterans.  All other sessions have a fee.

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Almost anyone!  
The therapeutic riding classes are open to ages 4 and up (except by special permission from a doctor or physical therapist).
Back In the Saddle is open to veterans.
Life Is Stressful... Ride a Horse is open to ages 9 and up.

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Equine Assisted Psychotherapy has been used nationally and internationally as an effective treatment. President Obama has allotted funds for Veterans rehabilitation. Horses work well in this type of therapy. They are very social animals, much like humans. Horses “mirror exactly what human body language is telling them and therefore provide us with metaphors and lessons about ourselves to help facilitate change.” (Trask, 2010)1

Some of the mental health issues that can be addressed are: PTSD, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, communication needs, behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, and , eating disorders,. For Veterans, this treatment can be very beneficial.

The program is not about riding horses or learning horsemanship, this is an experiential psychotherapy program done from the ground. There are activities that the Veterans work with the horses to perform. Some of the tools that are used in the activities are long poles, noodles (long foam tubes) and small cones. Depending on the goal of the Veteran, the tools are placed and the Veteran is given a task to perform with the horse. The process involves teamwork, leadership, creative thinking and problem solving. Many of the people participating in EAP form a close bond with the horses. This approach to therapy is considered to be a short term approach.

The program focuses on action, not talking. The horses respond to nonverbal communication, which can be much more effective than traditional “talk therapy”. Horses are able to assist the Veteran with their communication. The program encourages the participants to find solutions to problems by learning to rely on themselves and team members. During the exercise, the participants can encounter frustrations that they experience similar to what they deal with outside the program and by working with the horses, they learn to adjust and overcome the frustrations. Veterans in the program learn to work on a relationship with the horse and that they cannot “control” the horse. The Veterans feel accepted and not judged by the horses.

- See more at: http://www.montana.va.gov/features/Equine_Therapy_Program.asp#sthash.RoPiG9Ed.dpuf

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy has been used nationally and internationally as an effective treatment. President Obama has allotted funds for Veterans rehabilitation. Horses work well in this type of therapy. They are very social animals, much like humans. Horses “mirror exactly what human body language is telling them and therefore provide us with metaphors and lessons about ourselves to help facilitate change.” (Trask, 2010)1

Some of the mental health issues that can be addressed are: PTSD, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, communication needs, behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, and , eating disorders,. For Veterans, this treatment can be very beneficial.

The program is not about riding horses or learning horsemanship, this is an experiential psychotherapy program done from the ground. There are activities that the Veterans work with the horses to perform. Some of the tools that are used in the activities are long poles, noodles (long foam tubes) and small cones. Depending on the goal of the Veteran, the tools are placed and the Veteran is given a task to perform with the horse. The process involves teamwork, leadership, creative thinking and problem solving. Many of the people participating in EAP form a close bond with the horses. This approach to therapy is considered to be a short term approach.

The program focuses on action, not talking. The horses respond to nonverbal communication, which can be much more effective than traditional “talk therapy”. Horses are able to assist the Veteran with their communication. The program encourages the participants to find solutions to problems by learning to rely on themselves and team members. During the exercise, the participants can encounter frustrations that they experience similar to what they deal with outside the program and by working with the horses, they learn to adjust and overcome the frustrations. Veterans in the program learn to work on a relationship with the horse and that they cannot “control” the horse. The Veterans feel accepted and not judged by the horses.

- See more at: http://www.montana.va.gov/features/Equine_Therapy_Program.asp#sthash.RoPiG9Ed.dpuf

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy has been used nationally and internationally as an effective treatment. President Obama has allotted funds for Veterans rehabilitation. Horses work well in this type of therapy. They are very social animals, much like humans. Horses “mirror exactly what human body language is telling them and therefore provide us with metaphors and lessons about ourselves to help facilitate change.” (Trask, 2010)1

Some of the mental health issues that can be addressed are: PTSD, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, communication needs, behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, and , eating disorders,. For Veterans, this treatment can be very beneficial.

The program is not about riding horses or learning horsemanship, this is an experiential psychotherapy program done from the ground. There are activities that the Veterans work with the horses to perform. Some of the tools that are used in the activities are long poles, noodles (long foam tubes) and small cones. Depending on the goal of the Veteran, the tools are placed and the Veteran is given a task to perform with the horse. The process involves teamwork, leadership, creative thinking and problem solving. Many of the people participating in EAP form a close bond with the horses. This approach to therapy is considered to be a short term approach.

The program focuses on action, not talking. The horses respond to nonverbal communication, which can be much more effective than traditional “talk therapy”. Horses are able to assist the Veteran with their communication. The program encourages the participants to find solutions to problems by learning to rely on themselves and team members. During the exercise, the participants can encounter frustrations that they experience similar to what they deal with outside the program and by working with the horses, they learn to adjust and overcome the frustrations. Veterans in the program learn to work on a relationship with the horse and that they cannot “control” the horse. The Veterans feel accepted and not judged by the horses.

- See more at: http://www.montana.va.gov/features/Equine_Therapy_Program.asp#sthash.RoPiG9Ed.dpuf

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy has been used nationally and internationally as an effective treatment. President Obama has allotted funds for Veterans rehabilitation. Horses work well in this type of therapy. They are very social animals, much like humans. Horses “mirror exactly what human body language is telling them and therefore provide us with metaphors and lessons about ourselves to help facilitate change.” (Trask, 2010)1

Some of the mental health issues that can be addressed are: PTSD, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, communication needs, behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, and , eating disorders,. For Veterans, this treatment can be very beneficial.

The program is not about riding horses or learning horsemanship, this is an experiential psychotherapy program done from the ground. There are activities that the Veterans work with the horses to perform. Some of the tools that are used in the activities are long poles, noodles (long foam tubes) and small cones. Depending on the goal of the Veteran, the tools are placed and the Veteran is given a task to perform with the horse. The process involves teamwork, leadership, creative thinking and problem solving. Many of the people participating in EAP form a close bond with the horses. This approach to therapy is considered to be a short term approach.

The program focuses on action, not talking. The horses respond to nonverbal communication, which can be much more effective than traditional “talk therapy”. Horses are able to assist the Veteran with their communication. The program encourages the participants to find solutions to problems by learning to rely on themselves and team members. During the exercise, the participants can encounter frustrations that they experience similar to what they deal with outside the program and by working with the horses, they learn to adjust and overcome the frustrations. Veterans in the program learn to work on a relationship with the horse and that they cannot “control” the horse. The Veterans feel accepted and not judged by the horses.

- See more at: http://www.montana.va.gov/features/Equine_Therapy_Program.asp#sthash.RoPiG9Ed.dpuf

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy has been used nationally and internationally as an effective treatment. President Obama has allotted funds for Veterans rehabilitation. Horses work well in this type of therapy. They are very social animals, much like humans. Horses “mirror exactly what human body language is telling them and therefore provide us with metaphors and lessons about ourselves to help facilitate change.” (Trask, 2010)1

Some of the mental health issues that can be addressed are: PTSD, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, communication needs, behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, and , eating disorders,. For Veterans, this treatment can be very beneficial.

The program is not about riding horses or learning horsemanship, this is an experiential psychotherapy program done from the ground. There are activities that the Veterans work with the horses to perform. Some of the tools that are used in the activities are long poles, noodles (long foam tubes) and small cones. Depending on the goal of the Veteran, the tools are placed and the Veteran is given a task to perform with the horse. The process involves teamwork, leadership, creative thinking and problem solving. Many of the people participating in EAP form a close bond with the horses. This approach to therapy is considered to be a short term approach.

The program focuses on action, not talking. The horses respond to nonverbal communication, which can be much more effective than traditional “talk therapy”. Horses are able to assist the Veteran with their communication. The program encourages the participants to find solutions to problems by learning to rely on themselves and team members. During the exercise, the participants can encounter frustrations that they experience similar to what they deal with outside the program and by working with the horses, they learn to adjust and overcome the frustrations. Veterans in the program learn to work on a relationship with the horse and that they cannot “control” the horse. The Veterans feel accepted and not judged by the horses.

- See more at: http://www.montana.va.gov/features/Equine_Therapy_Program.asp#sthash.RoPiG9Ed.dpuf

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy has been used nationally and internationally as an effective treatment. President Obama has allotted funds for Veterans rehabilitation. Horses work well in this type of therapy. They are very social animals, much like humans. Horses “mirror exactly what human body language is telling them and therefore provide us with metaphors and lessons about ourselves to help facilitate change.” (Trask, 2010)1

Some of the mental health issues that can be addressed are: PTSD, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, communication needs, behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, and , eating disorders,. For Veterans, this treatment can be very beneficial.

The program is not about riding horses or learning horsemanship, this is an experiential psychotherapy program done from the ground. There are activities that the Veterans work with the horses to perform. Some of the tools that are used in the activities are long poles, noodles (long foam tubes) and small cones. Depending on the goal of the Veteran, the tools are placed and the Veteran is given a task to perform with the horse. The process involves teamwork, leadership, creative thinking and problem solving. Many of the people participating in EAP form a close bond with the horses. This approach to therapy is considered to be a short term approach.

The program focuses on action, not talking. The horses respond to nonverbal communication, which can be much more effective than traditional “talk therapy”. Horses are able to assist the Veteran with their communication. The program encourages the participants to find solutions to problems by learning to rely on themselves and team members. During the exercise, the participants can encounter frustrations that they experience similar to what they deal with outside the program and by working with the horses, they learn to adjust and overcome the frustrations. Veterans in the program learn to work on a relationship with the horse and that they cannot “control” the horse. The Veterans feel accepted and not judged by the horses.

- See more at: http://www.montana.va.gov/features/Equine_Therapy_Program.asp#sthash.RoPiG9Ed.dpuf

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy has been used nationally and internationally as an effective treatment. President Obama has allotted funds for Veterans rehabilitation. Horses work well in this type of therapy. They are very social animals, much like humans. Horses “mirror exactly what human body language is telling them and therefore provide us with metaphors and lessons about ourselves to help facilitate change.” (Trask, 2010)1

Some of the mental health issues that can be addressed are: PTSD, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, communication needs, behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, and , eating disorders,. For Veterans, this treatment can be very beneficial.

The program is not about riding horses or learning horsemanship, this is an experiential psychotherapy program done from the ground. There are activities that the Veterans work with the horses to perform. Some of the tools that are used in the activities are long poles, noodles (long foam tubes) and small cones. Depending on the goal of the Veteran, the tools are placed and the Veteran is given a task to perform with the horse. The process involves teamwork, leadership, creative thinking and problem solving. Many of the people participating in EAP form a close bond with the horses. This approach to therapy is considered to be a short term approach.

The program focuses on action, not talking. The horses respond to nonverbal communication, which can be much more effective than traditional “talk therapy”. Horses are able to assist the Veteran with their communication. The program encourages the participants to find solutions to problems by learning to rely on themselves and team members. During the exercise, the participants can encounter frustrations that they experience similar to what they deal with outside the program and by working with the horses, they learn to adjust and overcome the frustrations. Veterans in the program learn to work on a relationship with the horse and that they cannot “control” the horse. The Veterans feel accepted and not judged by the horses.

- See more at: http://www.montana.va.gov/features/Equine_Therapy_Program.asp#sthash.RoPiG9Ed.dpuf

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy has been used nationally and internationally as an effective treatment. President Obama has allotted funds for Veterans rehabilitation. Horses work well in this type of therapy. They are very social animals, much like humans. Horses “mirror exactly what human body language is telling them and therefore provide us with metaphors and lessons about ourselves to help facilitate change.” (Trask, 2010)1

Some of the mental health issues that can be addressed are: PTSD, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, communication needs, behavioral issues, attention deficit disorder, and , eating disorders,. For Veterans, this treatment can be very beneficial.

The program is not about riding horses or learning horsemanship, this is an experiential psychotherapy program done from the ground. There are activities that the Veterans work with the horses to perform. Some of the tools that are used in the activities are long poles, noodles (long foam tubes) and small cones. Depending on the goal of the Veteran, the tools are placed and the Veteran is given a task to perform with the horse. The process involves teamwork, leadership, creative thinking and problem solving. Many of the people participating in EAP form a close bond with the horses. This approach to therapy is considered to be a short term approach.

The program focuses on action, not talking. The horses respond to nonverbal communication, which can be much more effective than traditional “talk therapy”. Horses are able to assist the Veteran with their communication. The program encourages the participants to find solutions to problems by learning to rely on themselves and team members. During the exercise, the participants can encounter frustrations that they experience similar to what they deal with outside the program and by working with the horses, they learn to adjust and overcome the frustrations. Veterans in the program learn to work on a relationship with the horse and that they cannot “control” the horse. The Veterans feel accepted and not judged by the horses.

- See more at: http://www.montana.va.gov/features/Equine_Therapy_Program.asp#sthash.RoPiG9Ed.dpuf