The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs reports that almost 20 percent of veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). But, many patients say it can be difficult to seek help. That is where the equine-assisted therapy program at Boulder Crest Retreat in Bluemont, VA. Comes in. Veterans can learn to manage stress and begin to feel at peace through walking and grooming the animals at the retreat. The veterans do not ride the horses. In addition to bonding with the horses, the retreat offers free stress recovery programs for veterans and their families. For more information, visit the Boulder Crest Retreat website.
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