A horse is a horse, of course, of course … except, perhaps, when it’s also your therapist.
Withers for Warriors
Withers for Warriors will reduce the symptoms of PTSD and create the conditions for healing and recovery in Veterans using Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.
Enhanced Quality of Life
Financial security, job satisfaction, family life, health, and safety.
Controlling behavior, development of coping mechanisms, and an understanding of the consequences of ones actions.
Confidence and Self-Esteem
Listening to oneself and responding with care and support.
Communication skills essential to the development and influence of positive outcomes.
Why Our Work
Is So Important
The Exploration of reduction of symptoms of PTSD in Veterans using Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) will use EAP to benefit Veterans suffering from combat related PTSD (and their families). The certified therapy horses will distinguish between neurotypical humans and Veterans experiencing psychological trauma. This will be evident through different behaviors and physiological parameters, which the horses will mirror back to the Veterans, creating the environmental conditions for healing and recovery.
Imagine A Day
Equine therapy is a promising treatment for PTSD and PTSD symptoms in veterans improving social functioning; and enhancing quality of life.
EAGALA – A Global Standard in Therapy and Personal Development
Withers for Warriors utilizes EAGALA. The Eagala Model is a distinct experience-based, team-approach framework designed to empower individuals to analyze their situation, make connections, and find their own solutions through personal and physical experiences. Watch the video to learn more.