Breaking Free

Timberville Programs Explore The Healing Power Of Horses

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Posted: June 25, 2013

Michael and Andrea, volunteers from the Horses Healing Heroes program, lead a participant during Horses Speak, an equine-assisted therapy program through Breaking Free housed at the Saddle Doctor in Timberville. (Photo by Courtesy Photo)
A volunteer leads a horse, along with Lynda Capaccio, who smiles up at her son during Horses Speak. (Photo by Courtesy Photo)
Michael, a veteran who participates in the Horses Healing Heroes program, talks to one of the Saddle Doctor horses, Blossom. (Photo by Courtesy Photo)
For some, riding horses is a hobby; for others, it’s competition. Some ride horses for income, while others find the idea a complete terror. But the thought of horses as therapists isn’t often…

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