When Horses Heal: SquirrelWood Equine Sanctuary


Nestled along the Hudson River in upstate New York, SquirrelWood Equine Sanctuary offers an Equine Assisted Psychotherapy Program for veterans and their families. Through the interaction with the horses, including retired Thoroughbreds, veterans are assisted in learning healthy coping skills, effective communication, self-awareness and emotional regulation. These skills allow the healing to begin.

SquirrelWood Equine Sanctuary is the first of a three-part feature video series highlighting the critical and effective role that horses play in addressing the epidemic of U.S. military veterans returning from combat with PTSD, presented by the Man O’ War Project at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Earle I. Mack Foundation.

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