horses and veterans

After the non-stop mysterious deaths, burglaries and child beating stories comes some refreshing news worth reading. The kind that reminds you, there is still some good in the world. A Wisconsin group that pairs horses with veterans for therapy, will march in the Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington D.C. on January 23rd! If you tune in, watch for our states only entry of three horse & riders carrying an American flag, a Wisconsin flag, and this flag:

Lighthorse Cavalry Association of Wisconsin Flag
photo credit: Dan Killarn

The bigger news is the feeling of connection and freedom this group offers. One veteran with no horse background called AT EASE (A Therapeutic Equine-Assisted Self-confidence Experience) "a miracle for him" he said "I just go up there and pet them, and groom them, and just be near them. It mellows you, it keeps you calm." AT EASE has personable equine of all shapes, sized and abilities, and offer a five acre "play land" confidence course, equine soccer, and cart driving. How wonderful to make this available to those who served our country! Read the whole story here for my kind of news.


Camryn said...

LOVE reading about people helping our troops. And especially with horses! Thanks for posting this.

Sherry Sikstrom said...

wonderful! thanks for sharing

aurora said...

You are most welcome! Sad that it is barely in the news...only one local station featured the story, and it's such a good one!

Gina Gao said...

This is a great post about our troops!