Through equine assisted therapies and activities, Cincinnati Therapeutic Riding & Horsemanship (2016 Impact 100 Grant Recipient) serves children and adults with disabilities and unique challenges, helping them to achieve a greater quality of life.
WORTH, Warrior’s Own Road To Horsemanship, introduced six years ago, is an award-winning program for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other conditions and challenges. In this six-week program, veterans have the opportunity to gentle wild mustangs.
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“The work we’re doing in W.O.R.T.H. is now officially and scientifically considered game-changing! Two new studies validate equine therapy’s benefits to veterans with PTSD and quantify the role it is playing. The two studies were run by Baylor University and the University of Missouri-Columbia, respectively, and each showed Clinical Meaningful Change in the PTSD levels of veterans working with horses.
Specifically, the studies revealed a “clinically significant decrease in PTSD symptoms, improved social functioning, vitality, less interference of emotions on daily activities, and increased participation.” Of course, none of this comes as a surprise to us, right?! We’ve been observing those same results since launching W.O.R.T.H.!”