The wild horses help me to open up, the more they connect with me. It spirals outward and I start to open more with people in my day to day life. — J
I’ve been practicing mindfulness meditation for over 5 years. Meditation changed my life in profound ways. I’m more calm. I have tools to deal with stress. I have more awareness of trauma triggers and I’m less reactive. When I get upset, I can calm down by practicing mindfulness … I don’t know what my life would be today if I hadn’t found meditation. — C.
Sometimes friends and people who know me say, “You’re so different!” What have you been doing?” I’ve struggled off and on with resistance to practicing meditation, but now I have a certainty of its effectiveness. Sometimes I don’t practice, but it’s not because I don’t know if it helps. — J.
The recently caught mustangs are hyper vigilant, with a strong flight instinct and an aversion to being touched. One veteran said,” The horses’ symptoms are the same as PTSD. When I got home from the war, I didn’t want anyone to touch me.” — H.
An astonished veteran exclaimed at the progress of a mustang named Mama. “She is not the same horse we worked with a month ago. If Mama can heal so quickly, so can we. She gives us hope.” — C.
An Iraq vet summed up the experience, “When these wild horses reach out to us, when they want to be touched, when they try to connect with us, it means they are not lost. And neither are we.” —D.