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Veterans/PTSD/Horses
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Good Day, I'm part of a program called Can Praxis which deals with Veterans/PTSD/Horses.  We were about to kick off our pilot program for a number of serving veterans and their spouses.  At the last…Continue

Tags: animals help people with ptsd, post traumatic stress disorder, animals help people, can praxis, equine forum

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joan Morrison Oct 11, 2011.

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I've encountered a new situation and am looking for advice. My 5 year old gelding is starting a new habit of rearing when I want him to stand still. He's not getting much height however I want to get…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by steve critchley Jan 12, 2010.

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"Hi Folks, has been awhile. Have been busy with Can Praxis (www.canpraxis.com). A program for Veterans with PTSD and using Equine Therapy."
Dec 6, 2013
Joan Morrison replied to steve critchley's discussion Veterans/PTSD/Horses
"Any veterinarian will back  you up on the important role animals play in people's lives. Proof positive that animals taken to nursing homes brighten lives. A person is forced to set aside their difficulties for however briefly to care for…"
Oct 11, 2011
Karen Tweed replied to steve critchley's discussion Veterans/PTSD/Horses
"You could also try social work/psych departments as local universities - they may have prof/grad students with grant money that would take this on as a research project?  That's how my friend Brenda got started with her Horse Connection…"
Sep 19, 2011
steve critchley replied to steve critchley's discussion Veterans/PTSD/Horses
"Thanks for the additional links.  We'll check them out.  We are trying to get the attention of Veterans Affairs as well as our MPs.  It's tough to do but we will keep trying.  We do know the value of this program,…"
Sep 18, 2011
Karen Tweed replied to steve critchley's discussion Veterans/PTSD/Horses
"Here are some more…"
Sep 18, 2011
steve critchley replied to steve critchley's discussion Veterans/PTSD/Horses
"Thank you will check them out."
Sep 12, 2011
steve critchley replied to steve critchley's discussion Veterans/PTSD/Horses
"Thank you for the info.  I'm glad to hear he has found something that works.  Please pass along my regards and thanks."
Sep 12, 2011
Karen Tweed replied to steve critchley's discussion Veterans/PTSD/Horses
Sep 12, 2011
Diana Renfer replied to steve critchley's discussion Veterans/PTSD/Horses
"I have a son in law who suffers from this, and the thing that helped him more than anything was their yorkshire terrier. After months of medications and severe depression we noticed a great turn around in him after he spent time with walks and…"
Sep 7, 2011
Barbara F. replied to steve critchley's discussion Veterans/PTSD/Horses
"Hi Steve, please join the barnmice forums and post this. I'll be you get some of the info. you are looking for. It will just take you two minutes. http://www.barnmiceforums.com"
Aug 18, 2011
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Veterans/PTSD/Horses

Good Day, I'm part of a program called Can Praxis which deals with Veterans/PTSD/Horses.  We were about to kick off our pilot program for a number of serving veterans and their spouses.  At the last minute the Canadian Department of National Defence Medical Staff shut the soldiers involvement down stating "there is no evidence that animals help people with PTSD".  I have some documented research dispelling that myth.  I need more information about horses providing documented health benefits to…See More
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"Hi Marlene, I just happened to be at my computer when I noticed your comment. I continue to be amazed at how quick people make negative comments about horses and trainers with just a little snapshot of information. I've come to think very…"
Sep 8, 2010
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"The chair game looks like a lot of fun. But it absolutely wouldn't work with my guy. I tried the mounting block thing and positive reinforcement, he would always step just out of reach the moment I actually went to place my foot and it became…"
Sep 8, 2010
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"I found this very helpful. This horse responded well to the degree of correction and didn't seem overly stressed. My horse has some of the same problems and I think this approach might work as he is a bit pushy. I would try less forceful…"
Sep 8, 2010
steve critchley commented on Kimberly Cox Carneal's blog post The Fine Art of Mediation and Horse Training: Common Ground?
"As a mediator by trade I found your comments intriguing. Am working on a program for leadership that uses the skills of mediation and uses horses to demonstrate voluntary follower-ship....would be interested in hearing more of your thoughts."
Aug 19, 2010

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At 8:13am on November 16, 2009, Hawk Hill said…
I am sure you got a very good background from Olds and good for you for going that route. The college has a good reputation. So many people that we have dealt with over the years go in blind and we have spent a great deal of time educating them. I am sorry that your mare resorbed. I certainly included AI in our breeding program because it added so many more excellent stallions to our breeding program and reduced stress for the mares and chance of disease transmission. I bred dairy cattle for years and it was exclusively AI so it was an obvious transition for our horse breeding program. Like I said we had 10 foals, 50% of which were AI conceived and we ran about 85% first cycle live foal on the ground.
Good luck next breeding season.
At 11:47pm on November 14, 2009, Linda White said…
Re: your message. Welcome to the world of Canadian Horses folks. I bought my first Canadian 10 years ago in Quebec and I've owned two more since. Best breed on the planet! I won't give out any advice since I'm no expert on anything, but the CHHAPS group in B.C. would likely be a good group for you to get to know, and are you on the Canadian Horse list? Lots of long-time owners and breeders are on that list and often breeding/bloodline topics are discussed.
If you get the opportunity to buy Gladys Mackey Beattie's book, The Canadian Horse, grab it. (ISBN 0-9685473-0-3) She's put together a history, plus pictures, of the breed and lots of info on the bloodlines and the breeders. It was awesome for me to see a photo of Lou because my mare, who decends from Lou, is shockingly similar to that stallion. I think you'd like the book.
Have fun with those horses!
Linda White
At 5:55pm on November 14, 2009, Hawk Hill said…
Steve,

I got a message from you through my email. We bred Canadian horses for 9 years and currently are taking a break from breeding until their is a correction in the horse market. We have downsized our herd from a peak of 17 to our current number of 4.

You stated that you are planning to breed your mare AI to a stallion in Quebec. Our foals were about 50% conceived by AI and 50% by natural cover. We had no difference in our success rate with either. We also have a stallion collection station on site so collected and shipped semen so are very familiar with collection, testing and insemination.

I don't know if you are planning to breed right now or are waiting until next spring. Your chances of success breeding right now are greatly reduced.

I rarely come onto this site but if you want to contact me privately through my email I would be more than happy to attempt to answer any questions that you have.

Laurie
Hawk Hill Farm
info@hawkhillfarm.ca
hawkhillfarm.ca
 
 
 
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