Equest's Hooves for Heroes Veteran's Program Counselor, Jeff Hensley, has been highlighted as a guest blogger for the George W. Bush Presidential Center. In partnership with the George W. Bush Institute, Jeff is an advocate for Veteran's Health. Jeff writes of his experience with how Hooves for Heroes leverages the amazing connection between humans and horses to help our North Texas veterans successfully transition back to civilian life:
"As our veterans heal, the warrior emerges again. They start to ride a little taller in the saddle. Smiles become more frequent. Hearts hardened by combat grow softer in the presence of the horses --- softer, but not weak. Being more open to love makes them stronger than they were before. From this place, warriors can shift the focus from just getting by to realizing their potential as engaged citizens and leaders in our community. They stand ready to serve again even if they no longer wear the uniform of their country."
We encourage you to read the blog in it's entirity at http://www.bushcenter.org/blog/2013/12/16/back-saddle-again