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Horses For Heroes

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There are tens of thousands of soldiers returning home from war each year with PTSD and veteran’s services are being stretched really thin.  Now many veterans in our area are turning to a new form of therapy to help them cope.

Horse Therapy or Equine Therapy is actually a positive tool to help PTSD, traumatic brain injuries, injury rehabilitation, and depression.

Somewhere Farms is a picturesque equestrian farm south of Trenton, in the heart of "Jersey Fresh" farm country. The farm has just started a program donating time and horses to soldiers, first responders, and their families for therapy.

Kathy Adams the founder of Horses for Heroes, hopes this program will help our Service men and women to feel at home when they return from fighting for our country.

Tish Evans husband is currently deployed and she is a strong believer in this form of therapy.  She said, “Horses for Heroes is truly unique in the fact that they give the service members a chance to gain confidence in themselves and their ability to work with animals or even to be at home with themselves in a quiet situation.”

James Ewen a retired marine and Joint Base Fort Dix Honorary Commander said that the young men and women coming home from being deployed multiple times can be affected in multiple ways by PTSD and TBI.  He said, "From what this farm is doing to help those men and women to recover from that stress, that disorder is just unbelievable, I wish there were more people who would do this for those brave men and women."

Kathy hopes to bring that same feeling of peace to other service men and women.  And the best part is that this service is open to all! You can get more information at http://www.somewherefarmnj.com/contact.html

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