Animals have always greatly contributed to my happiness. As a kid I always had a dog, cat, hamster, guinea pig, bird, we even had a pig once. Each one provided me with hours of companionship, unconditional love, and I think above all, they all gave me a profound comfort when I was sad, brokenhearted, and lonely. They always seemed to understand me, and helped me to understand myself. They continue to do so, to this day. I'd be lost without my animals.
Growing up, I lived vicariously through my friends, or others who had horses, because I was so drawn to them for as long as I can remember, for a myriad of reasons. We could never afford a horse, and though my father always promised we would some day have a horse, I knew this was an empty promise in spite of my father's good intentions.
As a Youth Care Worker, I directly got the opportunity to see how healing horses could be, after I had the privilege of fulfilling a life long dream to be around horses on a daily basis, in every capacity, for over a period of two years. These youth became increasingly confident, happy, trusting, and less fearful.
|Kobe and Skyler|
Horses in particular are so able to acutely attune themselves to human beings, and have so much to teach us.
Recently there has been so much in the media about PTSD, especially in regards to our War Veterans. I learned about a powerful program that provides therapy for Vets and their families, through horse therapy called Can Praxis. This program gives very tangible hope. God only knows, we live in a world that is in desperate need of hope.
If you, or someone you know could benefit from such a program contact:
WOUNDED WARRIORS CANADA
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