Horses for Heroes: How Horses Help Wounded Warriors


Therapeutic horseback riding continues to grow in popularity, and now there’s even a program designed so that horses can help wounded warriors.

Maryland Therapeutic Riding was founded in 1996 and has been providing therapeutic riding ever since. Therapeutic riding facilities have cropped up all over the country, and chances are you’ve read an article about the many benefits of therapeutic riding. Therapeutic riding can help people to deal with emotional, physical, and developmental issues. But now even wounded warriors can benefit from therapeutic riding.

Maryland Therapeutic Riding offers a special program designed to help wounded warriors and injured community service personnel, and their families. The video below features two riders who have benefited from the services provided by Maryland Therapeutic Riding. The veteran in this video suffered serious injuries from battle, in addition to the mental and emotional toll that war takes. Check out this inspiring video.