Horses for Heroes in Texarkana

For years, horseback riding has served as stress-reducing therapy for more than just farmers and ranchers. Over the last seven years, the Runnin’ WJ Ranch Therapeutic Riding Center in Texarkana, Texas has provided children with autism, Down syndrome and other physical disabilities with a form of physical therapy. Now the ranch is working on a “Horses for Heroes” program.

The goal of horses for heroes is to provide veterans suffering from combat fatigue, PTSD or physical wounds with effective therapy. The Texarkana area has about 38,000 to 43,000 veterans who live in the area. The therapy would be available to veterans of all wars. The ranch is also working on finding able-bodied veterans who can serve as horse handlers for the veterans using the therapy.

The ranch is a Christian non-profit organization that runs on donations by foundations, organizations and individuals. To visit the ranch’s website, click here.

Runnin WJ Ranch

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