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Who We Are
Pennsylvania Warhorse is a Pennsylvania based not-for-profit corporation, established to help military and 1st responders suffering from PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and TBI (traumatic brain injury).
Statistics show that horses have a calming effect on the nerves, lower blood pressure, cause a chemical change in our brains and relieve stress.
Participating military and 1st responders interact with our horses under the watchful eye of trained equine professionals.
Horsemanship has a proven effect in helping people deal with stress and build better relationships and find a renewed value in their life.
Even if they aren’t horsemen or horsewomen they can benefit from what horses have to teach us.
Pennsylvania Warhorse’s mission is to improve the physical, mental, and emotional health of Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress, and their loved ones, by providing a healing, equine-assisted therapy experience utilizing off-the-track Thoroughbreds.
Pennsylvania Warhorse’s goal is to help those suffering from and affected by PTSD and Help Off The Track Thoroughbred horses transition from the track to a new career.
For those suffering from and affected by PTSD we want to provide a safe space for personal growth through equine assisted activities.
For retiring thoroughbred race horses, they will be taken from the racetrack and then Pennsylvania Warhorse rehabs them and rehomes them.
As part of their rehabbing, the thoroughbreds help those suffering from mental stress and morale injuries. Racehorses are pushed to their absolute limit and when their careers end, finding their way presents challenges. This is very much like those faced by veterans when transitioning from military to civilian life. Our program will pair world-class veterans with world-class thoroughbreds.
Pennsylvania Warhorse seeks to be part of the solution to the growing number of suicides, post-traumatic stress and other barriers to those suffering and assist them with leading happy, healthy lives.
PROGRAMS & SERVICES
For Military and 1st Responders
- 1st Responders and Military DO NOT need a medical diagnosis to participate in Pennsylvania Warhorse.
- We will not inquire about diagnoses.
- Pennsylvania Warhorse is available to service member of all ages and from any branch, whether or not they were deployed during service, and emergency personnel whether in the field or hospital.
CO-THERAPY WITH YOUR CURRENT COUNSELOR/THERAPIST
We can coordinate with your current counselor/therapist and provide sessions that compliment your current treatment goals.
Our equine professionals are certified in Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy by The OK Corral Series and are trained to work with counselling professionals and collaborate on the best treatment plan. This OK Corral Series does not include riding.
Ask your counselor/therapist about a referral to Pennsylvania Warhorse. Pennsylvania Warhorse and your counselor/therapist will work out insurance billing.