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Equine Program Helps Veterans Who Suffer From Severe Ptsd

2019-02-08 16:51
THEY ARE PEACEFUL AND SERENE... GOD'S CREATURES. OPONSKI says: "There's just something about the horse-human connection that is at the core of who we are." CAITLYN OPONSKI OWNS AND OPERATES CORRAL WEST HORSE ADVENTURES OPONSKI says: "We see it all the time here at Corral West, we have a ton of therapeutic programs and we've seen it work for other people with other emotional trauma and so why not work for veterans too " OPONSKI IS TEAMING UP WITH CONCERNED VETERANS FOR AMERICA AND HEROES FOR HORSES ... THE GOAL IS TO SEND TWO ARIZONA RESIDENTS... VETERANS ...WHO SUFFER FROM SEVER PTSD TO MONTANA STANWITZ says: "And they have found that putting veterans through this program with horses, teaching them the equine skills and putting them through these challenges in the rugged wilderness of Montana that it re-establishes trust confidence and brings them back to the strong character they originally were." THE EQUINE PROGRAM ...SEEN IN THIS VIDEO... LASTS 40 DAYS ...AND BOASTS A 98% SUCCESS RATE. THE COST IS TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS A PERSON STANWITZ says: "Post traumatic stress is huge you see it with the unfortunate number of veteran suicides.... 22 a day" OPONSKI says: "They have to be nominated usually by their family members when they've tried everything else." OPONSKI HAS SEEN FIRST HAND HOW HORSES CAN HEAL... HOW THEY REBUILD HOPE... SHE WILL BE VOLUNTEERING IN MONTANA THIS SUMMER... AND IS EAGER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE THERE