November 29, 2017

PABLO – Sharline Bluemel never expected to get emotional help from a horse, but she was willing to try anything. She was feeling really low and didn’t want to get out of bed anymore. But Bluemel had kids to take care of, so when she was invited to try equine therapy, a...

November 22, 2017

OTTAWA LAKE, Mich. — Explaining how working with horses helps military veterans dealing with mental trauma after their service is a difficult task, but a new documentary about a local equine therapy organization will help spread the word.

Amanda Hardy, of Maumee has wor...

November 2, 2017

OTTAWA LAKE, Mich. (13abc Action News) - Many of the men and women who serve our country suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. There's a local program aimed at helping them get through their struggles. While people are certainly part of it, horses help ma...

RONAN — The philosophy behind the equine therapy Confederated Salish and Kootenai Voc Rehab clients experienced last week is simple: “Life is about the emotional connection you make.” “As an experienced Equine Specialist and Coaching Professional my goal is to help sha...

Born and raised in Toledo, Amanda Held chose to come home after she served 4 years on active duty in 2003. A lifelong equestrian, Amanda is a veteran who now has 16 years combined service in the United States Air Force and Air National Guard. She has personally overcom...

November 13, 2016

Veterans retake the reins with therapy horses


In 2007, Amanda Thompson saved Elise, a saddlebred quarter horse.

In 2016, Elise saved Matthew Nicolai. And Sam Hudson. And almost a dozen other U.S. military...

DELTA — While Amanda Thompson has a full-time job, is a single mom, currently in school and a member of the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne, Indiana, she still finds time to help veterans with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Thompson, who has also served four y...

December 9, 2015

MONROE CO., Mich. (13abc Action News) - Coming home is often not easy for the men and women who serve our country. A local organization is using horses to help some of our heroes heal. It's called the "Healing of our Veterans Through Equine- Assisted Services" or HOOVE...

April 11, 2012

A little piece of the American West arrived in NW Ohio in the form of five mustang foals who

were only 24 hours away from being shipped to Canada for slaughter.

Riverbend Equine Therapy Services/HOOVES is a non-profit organization in Grand Rapids, OH, which offers an alt...

March 9, 2011

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