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Refuge Services Veteran Program

Phase I-Veteran Horsemanship Training/Therapeutic Riding:

In phase 1, the goals are to reduce anxiety, focus on the here-and-now, create safety through repetitive and predictable sequences, and stabilize rhythmic movement all while on a horse.

Phase II-Equine Assisted Psychotherapy:

In this phase, the veteran works with a licensed counselor and horses on relationships and socialization, increased problem-solving, exploring resource building, regaining control, and creating a new identity.

Phase III-EMDR:

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