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Why We Don't Ride: Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Military Veterans and Moral Injury
Journal of Trauma and Treatment
While programs using horses with war veterans proliferate few aim specifically at Moral Injury. Many believe that riding horses constitutes therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. While there may be a benefit because the movement of the horse is regulating to the nervous system, this practice is contraindicated for warriors with Moral Injury which we see as separate and distinct from PTSD, and not a disorder. Our definition of Moral Injury is that it is an existential/spiritual crisis thatdoi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000374 fatcat:k4vvxzi6dfa77dd6otnxsfboqu