One of the psychiatrists who works with the veterans wrote this very nice letter about the program:

“Our Program, The Psychosocial Recovery and Rehabilitation Center (PRRC), has been fortunate to participate in the Hooves on the Ground program offered at The Right Path Riding Academy. Our program is a recovery oriented program for Veterans with severe mental illness including Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from our Veterans who have participated in the program. They report a sense of accomplishment, reduced anxiety, and a growing sense of mastery as they learn to interact and bond with their horses. I also have been contacted by family members of a few of the Veterans who have also noticed positive effects from the class at home. Overall I believe the program has been very beneficial and therapeutic for our Veterans and I am very thankful for the opportunity for the PRRC Veterans to be the first group of Veterans to participate in the program. I hope that other Veterans will have the opportunity to take part in the program and will benefit from it as much as the Veterans of the PRRC have.”