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  • Thursday, January 28, 2016

    Horse Therapy Has Profound Impact on Struggling Veterans

    Bob Nevins

    Saratoga WarHorse Founder Bob Nevins addresses Legionnaires at the Mid-Winter Conference.

    ALBANY — Vietnam medevac helicopter pilot Bob Nevins has found that bringing off-the-track race horses together with veterans struggling to adjust to life after military service has had a profound impact.

    The Saratoga WarHorse founder spoke at the closing general session of the Department of New York’s 97th Mid-Winter Conference on Jan. 24.

    The connection a veteran and horse make has been effective in reducing the symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress. Using the silent language of the horse, he said, a mutual trust and profound bond is established that goes beyond verbal communication.

    Nevins asked for referrals of veterans in need as well as donations – as the WarHorse experience is provided free of charge to veterans.