Thank you for your donations. The War Horse Project is an equine-assisted psychotherapy program intended for Canadian Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and Corrections Officers who have been adversely affected by trauma. This program has provided lasting and measurable benefits not achieved with conventional therapies alone.
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War veteran, Graham, having developed an amazing bond with Keeshe, is spending a quiet moment with her before beginning another healing day/session with her and his War Horse Project peers.
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Feature Story from CTV News
Alison Vandergragt, the War Horse program director, said the programs are meeting the need.
"Every day I get a phone call, every day I get an email from a wife saying my husband needs help ..."
The healing power of horses is the subject of a documentary to be screened Wednesday night as part of a “Thinking Globally, Created Locally” film night at the Mayfair Theatre.
"Horses live in the present moment. And people with PTSD live in the past. To have a connection with the horse and to have them trust you, you really need to find peace in the present moment,” she said. “It was interesting to see the connection with the horses. The horses are just so intelligent. They’re something about them. They read your mind and body language.”