When I read about Rainier Therapeutic Riding earlier in the week I knew right away it was the organization would post on Friday.
This organization provides therapeutic horse riding for injured military personnel. If you are an animal lover you already know the benefits an animal can provide anyone injured, sick, or disabled. I know a lot of kids with disabilities that have benefited from horsemanship therapy so to see this concept applied to injured military was really inspiring to me.
We know we have a lot of military personnel that are returning home under a considerable amount of stress. They have had experiences that non-military can often only poorly relate to or understand at best. I am glad for any organization trying to step up and help out.
The photos on this site are wonderful. You can see the strength and the grace of the horses partnered with a bonded rider. Take the time to read about why using horses is beneficial. This a very unique approach on how working a horse through something is also helping the rider to work through PTSD.
(A couple more photos from hiking yesterday...a reminder that some day Spring is coming!)