Pegasus has officially launched our Veterans Program in collaboration with The Equus Effect.
The Equus Effect is a horsemanship program designed specifically for Veterans which builds upon the horse-human bond and its effects on healing, building, trust and improving relationship. Each session is five weeks long.
Our focus in this 5-session program is on helping veterans rebuild healthy relationships. Our horses and facilitators will support you and your journey with respect and skill. Activities are non-riding. No horse experience is necessary
For more information: Jeff Hopkins Pegasus Facilitator firstname.lastname@example.org 845-669-8235 x108
“With all the stress I’m going through in my life with cancer and the open heart surgery it’s a safe place to go to. I can feel totally relaxed.” Pete- Veteran
“How much they (the horses) relate to me, how you can sense what they’re feeling and they can sense what you’re feeling. And when you get to the point of being in your body how that connects with the horse, how you let things go and the horse can sense it.” John Bourges- Veteran and Director of Joseph P. Dwyer Veterans Vet2Vet Program
“I never thought that I would have a connection with a horse. Bo and I became like old friends sharing memories. As I groomed Bo, he shyly looked back at me and shook his head. Bo was expressing subtle emotions. He moved his massive body to get closer. He moved his body slightly which was comforting to both of us,” said the Silver Star recipient who served in Vietnam.