Soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are finding horses can be a man’s best friend.
A group of horses called The Warriors in Transition Unit are helping soldiers with their return to their home turf.
Horse therapy helping Ft. Huachuca soldiers cope with war stress
For soldiers coming back from Afghanistan or Iraq, the transition back into society can be a tough one.
As strange it may sound, horses are helping them overcome survivor’s guilt, battlefield nightmares and the transition back into society.
“We were seeing that horses had an incredible ability to teach able bodied people some advance human development skills, like leadership, parenting skills, relationship skills,” says Linda Kohanov, director of the Epona International Study Center. Read story: www.kvoa.com/global/story.asp?s=10417766
Anyone who says animals are only good for messing on the throw rug or chewing through the sofa has definitely got it wrong.
My two dogs have certainly kept me going through some tough times, although neither has volunteered to teach me any leadership or parenting skills.
It’s hard to stay down when you’re met with a furry face full of unconditional love.
Has your pet helped your through a tough time? How so?