‘Innovative Equine Therapy Helps Overcome PTSD Symptoms

Equine therapy, which involves interactions with horses in a controlled environment, reduces fear and other symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests.  

Results from a study of about 60 military veterans who underwent weekly sessions of horse-assisted therapy showed “marked reductions” in clinican-rated and self-reported symptoms of PTSD and depression up to 3 months posttreatment. 

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Published Study Finds Equine-Assisted Therapy Effective

Columbia University study was funded by Earle I. Mack and others in racing. By BloodHorse Staff An eight-week study of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder who participated in equine-assisted therapy found evidence at the neurobiological level that such programs are effective in treating...

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Man O’ War Project Advances

By Audax Two summers ago, Quest profiled Ambassador Earle Mack and his innovative Man O’ War Project (MOW). Named after racing’s “mostest horse,” MOW set out to prove that equine therapy would be an effective treatment for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan suffering from post-traumatic...

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Horses Helping with PTSD

For many of our military veterans, it’s difficult to go to war and return home as the same person. Our service members often experience traumatic, life-changing events during their deployments, and the scars from those experiences can manifest as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  There are...

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The Man O’War Project

The Man O’ War Project, founded by Earle I. Mack in partnership with Columbia University Irving Medical Center, appeared in the Spring 2019 issue of The Virginia Sportsman. The article, authored by editor Joe Shields, discusses the motivation behind, and goals of, this groundbreaking study into...

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The Man O’ War Project on Fox News’ “The Five”

The Man O’ War Project, founded by Earle I. Mack in partnership with Columbia University Irving Medical Center, was featured by Fox News’ Dana Perino on “The Five” on Thursday, January 10th. Ms. Perino was kind enough to share the segment on Facebook and Instagram, which you can visit and share by...

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Looking for more information? Contact Anne Poulson or Prudence Fisher at info@mowproject.org.