The project partnered with U.S. military veterans with a premier accredited therapeutic
riding center for six weeks. The veterans interacted with horses by grooming and learning
about them, as well as riding them for one hour per week during which they gained a variety
of skills. We hoped the veterans would experience a reduction in Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder (PTSD) symptoms, depression, and loneliness, while improving their social and
emotional health and self-efficacy.