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Veteran's Voice: Helping heal wounds through horses

Posted at 8:30 AM, Oct 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-09 11:30:31-04

Horses4Heroes is a place in the northwest where any veteran, first responder or family member can visit and find peace. At the small farm, many animals can be found, but the main focus is horses. The horses are available at a cheap price to local heroes to take riding lessons.

"This horse is not going to tell anybody about this conversation, it’s whatever I tell him stays between me and him," said Army veteran Luis Vega.

Vega deployed to Afghanistan for ten months and has now found comfort in the four legged therapists.

"I’ve seen veterans cry and I wouldn’t say break down but they have that moment and they’re just expunging everything that they can’t tell their wife, they can’t tell a therapist and they come out feeling a lot more relieved," he said.