Amy Stone’s wheelchair may prevent her from driving a car, but she can drive a carriage! On Friday, Amy drove Duke, a 17-hand Percheron, who was hitched to Loudoun Therapeutic Riding’s Van den Heuvel Adaptive carriage, in the Morven Park Carriage Show Arena Driving Trial Training Level Dressage Test. For Amy, who lives with cerebral … Continue reading The Freedom to Drive!
BraveHearts, a fellow PATH International Accredited Center offering equine assisted services to veterans in Illinois, is about to embark on their third annual "Trail to Zero" ride. Trail to Zero was created to spread awareness on veteran suicide. On average, 20 veterans take their own lives every day according to the US Department of Veterans … Continue reading LTR & Morven Park Teaming up for Veterans
When retired Marine Jimmy Ochan started at Loudoun Therapeutic Riding 4 years ago, he didn’t realize that equine assisted activities would help him get a college degree. In June, Jimmy graduated from college receiving a Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. Jimmy was medically discharged from the military after 3 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan which … Continue reading Congratulations to LTR Equine Services for Heroes Participant on Earning His Degree!
Today is PTSD Awareness Day. PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and occurs when someone witnesses or experiences a traumatic event. It is known as the "invisible scar of war" in military veterans, but can occur to anybody who has experienced trauma. People who have PTSD may feel stressed or scared, even when there is … Continue reading PTSD Awareness Day