Horses Joining Forces is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that uses Equine Assisted Coaching (EAC) to improve the quality of life for veterans, active duty military and anyone else experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD/PTS) or other emotional issues.
Working with horses is a unique and effective form of therapy because they are prey animals by nature and are always on guard. As a result, they are extremely sensitive to nonverbal cues of a person’s emotional state and are adept at reading body language. This makes them gifted at sensing incongruence. You can’t pretend or hide your true feelings/fears from them because are able to tap into emotions that may be hidden.
This program successfully offers immediate relief from severe symptoms of emotional trauma and is an ideal “first step” in the healing process for Veterans who are not yet ready for traditional talk therapy. It can also serve as a highly effective adjunct to clinical therapy.