I’ve been following Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program (WWEP) on Facebook for a while now, and find it to be a wonderful service. I have an Army Lieutenant friend who has recently had one of her legs amputated at the knee as a result of contact with an IED in Afghanistan. Since that incident, I’ve become more interested in veterans’ services.
I’ve heard for years that animals are therapeutic for trauma victims, and our military. Formally established in February 2012, WWEP is the inspiration of Ret. US Army Major Bridget Kroger, who wanted to give back by bringing together horse rescue centers, therapeutic riding programs, and wounded warriors. WWEP’s motto is “The spirit of the warrior lives on forever.”
Recent photos from their Facebook page:
For more information about WWEP, visit Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program or their Facebook page, of the same name. Here’s the link for an article about WWEP published in Veteran Journal on May 2nd, 2012, about the program: Hoofs, Boots, and Big Dreams.