“I wouldn’t be as well off as I am today if I didn’t have horses!” Bryant Turnage served in the U.S. Army for 5 years. After being diagnosed with PTSD, he joined a horsemanship program at Oklahoma Baptist University. When that program shut down, his psychiatrist recommended finding another horsemanship program in light of the … Continue reading A Veteran’s PTSD Recovery Story
Hello, friends! These are strange times, indeed! As the COVID pandemic has affected our nation, leaving businesses struggling, it has also affected ministries such as ours. The shut down left us without the usual blessing of getting to see the bright, smiling faces of our participants and without the camaraderie of our volunteers. We miss … Continue reading COVID-19 Impact
The Cushing, OK branch of Enbridge, a North American energy delivery company, partnered with us here at The Right Path. Five of their employees generously volunteered their time and talents to help us repair fencing and build part of our new Extreme Mountain Trail course for our Hooves on the Ground veterans program. Their skill … Continue reading Thank you, Enbridge!
Have you ever wondered why we use horses? Unlike many other animals, horses have the unique ability to perceive the cognitive and emotional state of humans. According to PATH Intl., “Equines are able to perceive, respond to, and learn from the impressions they receive from minimal sensory stimuli. The stimulus may originate from changes in … Continue reading Why Horses?
Have you ever heard the term “horses have five hearts”? Well, that’s because the frogs (not the ones that croak and hop; the v-shaped, sponge-like tissue in the middle of the hoof) function similarly to a heart by pumping blood. The horse was created without a muscular structure surrounding the veins in its lower … Continue reading What Has 5 Hearts?
The 2019 Horse Tales Literacy Project has officially begun with the first touch events! We took horses to the schools to meet the students and hand out the first book and corresponding curriculum. The shocked faces at the first sight of a horse INSIDE their school are precious! Each student received their first book and … Continue reading First Touch Events
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