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Equine therapy helping military couples deal with the stresses of the pandemic

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Posted at 9:23 PM, Oct 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 11:00:24-04

SPENCER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Veteran’s Club dedicated an equine therapy session to address the way the pandemic has taken a toll on some relationships.

Military couples were invited to a farm in Taylorsville to learn about patience and trust through working with horses together.

“We wanted to create an opportunity where they can come out, get some things off their chest and we can give them some tools relationally and spiritually that they can take home so they can be refreshed, be ready to go and be able to be more supportive of those who depend on them,” said Jeremy Harrell, the organization’s president.

The Veteran’s Club hosts the equine therapy sessions every weekend. During the sessions, Harrell explained they help veterans cope with different stressors, both stemming from their time in the military and from everyday life.

“It’s nice to see that support and know you’re not alone and to know there are other people going through the trenches with you and that you have somebody you can rely on,” said Jordan Gosien, a volunteer with the Veteran’s Club. “It’s just nice to be accepted and to not feel judged for whatever struggle you may be going through.”

If you would like to participate in an equine therapy session, you can find more information on the Veteran’s Club website.