Military Network Radio and Linda Kreter presents:
The Power of Horses to Heal
Beth Rand is the co-founder and Executive Director of the Joyful Horse Project where their team has established a robust program at Restoration Ranch to rescue horses and to help heal veterans. Derek Knapp is former Airborne, a 5th generation rancher and horseman, and a driving force behind the V.E.T.S. (Veterans Equine Therapy Services) Development program at the Ranch. He knows first-hand how extreme combat conditions and reconnection with these large animals can heal. Michael Richardson uses the adaptive lessons he’s learned to help others surmount challenges he sustained from a personal accident that made him a paraplegic in his 20’s. He is eminently accomplished in the equestrian world and is literally the horse whisperer; fluent in the subtleties of communication to build trust and reduce anxiety — the very conditions a combat veteran is likely to share.
Rescue horses paired with veterans (and their families) learn trust and communication and this natural environment, where attention turns to the outdoors, the horses, and the quietude provides a tailor-made venue for positive life experiences. More information at www.JoyfulHorseProject.org.
Click below to listen live or click this link to download the podcast 24/7: http://bit.ly/Equineshow. Also available on demand in iTunes podcasts under Military Network Radio. Air date, 17May2016.