Retired Horses Are Used to Help Veterans With Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Recover Emotionally


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a very difficult condition to treat. Lots of people in that situation have a difficult time staying in the moment, feeling safe, or trusting others. Many of the medications for the condition are ineffective, as are many talk therapy techniques. However, therapy animals have managed to do a lot for people with all sorts of conditions.

The horses in this video are acting as therapy animals for the veterans who have PTSD. The patients form a connection with the horses, and this connection is wordless and has a great deal of emotional power. In this regard, both parties manage to be there for each other during a difficult time, and manage to connect across a tremendous species boundary.

People should please SHARE this video on Facebook, since it is certainly very heartwarming, and it could be inspiring to the people who are suffering from PTSD themselves.