U.S. Marine Cpl. Nicholas Montijo, the first Wounded Warrior nationally to begin as a client and then earn a certification in therapeutic riding instruction leads horse Hank in the pasture before an instructional class with other wounded veterans.HML PHOTO BY TRICIA CARZOLI
Healing Horses: Carol Morris with Shire horse, Brenda Lee . . "a person carrying a heavy emotional load can get close to the right kind of horse and begin to let things out that have been too long kept in."
The twins, born in Bulgaria, struggled with post-institutionalized stress, and the effects of autism made them anxious, especially in social situations. . . On a bad day, a ride can create an almost immediate change in the girls. There’s almost something spiritual about their connection with these horses.