At Country Heart Farm we have found that a comprehensive multiphasic equine assisted program provides Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress the best results.
As a trauma informed and culturally competent team of professionals, we understand that when a Veteran has been exposed to an extreme or extensive threat or trauma, their stress regulating system may become sensitized and respond to ordinary experiences as though the experiences are threatening. As a result the Veteran’s brain may be in a very different state than that of other people around him/her.
At Country Heart Farm we use a four phase hybrid approach that is built upon evidence Based modalities with the strongest and most robust support. These include the EAGALA and PATH models, EMDR and "Paying It Forward".
Below is an overview of the 4 phases. Phase 1: Therapeutic Riding Phase 2: Equine Assisted Therapy Phase 3:EMDR Phase 4:Side walking /or service work (Paying it forward)