Category Archives: Joyful Horses

Taking a Breath Workshop for Military Caregivers

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One of the simplest paths to health and well being is through awareness of your breath.The way we feel is directly related to the way we breathe. When we rehabilitate our rescue horses one of the first things we practice is the release of our breath through deep intentional exhales while asking the horse to […]

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Trooper

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Trooper arrived this very wet and rainy day – May 15, 2015. He is a 7 year old, 17 hand chestnut Saddlebred gelding with a flaxen mane and tail. Trooper is going to need a lot of TLC, groceries, bodywork and support. Over the next few weeks while he settles in with lots of nutritional […]

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Amplify Austin

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Friends and Supporters We are thrilled to be participating in Amplify Austin 2015! Help The Joyful Horse Project and our Veterans Equine Therapy Services (VETS) Program continue our work on behalf of our rehab horses and military families by showing your generosity on March 5 – 6 during the 24-hours of giving. It’s a fun way […]

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Bella’s Saga

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Bella’s story — a long road back to health For rescue horses with long-standing issues, the road to  recovery, can sometimes be a long one — especially when their injuries are not self-evident. Case in point, Bella, a lovely black Quarter Horse mare that came to the Joyful Horse Project, along with another mare that […]

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Masterson Teams Up with Veterans Equine Therapy Services (VETS)

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When Masterson practitioner, Marcy Berbrick, approached The Joyful Horse Project about piloting a program for participants in their Veterans Equine Therapy Services (VETS) Program they knew immediately it would be the perfect addition to their program. The VETS team is comprised of returning combat veterans and their family members who participate in a six-week program […]

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Veterans Helping Horses

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When The Joyful Horse Project received the nomination for Radiant Helping Hands April donation, U.S.Veterans and supporters of the Project’s Veterans Program answered the challenge. The VETS team is comprised of returning combat veterans and their family members who participate in a six-week program designed to forge connections and build bonds of trust with horses […]

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Healing Hearts

The Summer edition of Range Magazine just came out with an article written by our friend Mike Beck. It’s a quick read… hope you like it. Healing Hearts1

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Bella

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We’ve talked before of why we “take the time it takes” to rehab horses that find their way to the Joyful Horse Project. Bella provided us with another reminder this week. She is a 6 year old quarter horse mare that looks like a million bucks on the outside. Solid black and super gentle – no […]

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Dietary Supplements

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A  compilation of great information on dietary supplements from Rachel Steen: From the case studies I’ve personally been involved with, I’ve found the following supplements beneficial to horses with high stress (either from personality types, weather, injury, changes in environment or previous history of care). Ginger (capsules, but derived from essential oils) daily in feed. Used […]

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The Truth Will Set You Free

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I could scarcely believe the scene that unfolded recently, after a horse that had performed perfectly in the warm-up pen, acted out horribly in the show ring a few seconds later… His rider was a western performance trainer who proceeded to write the horse off as a “liar” immediately thereafter. As I look back on […]

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