ABC News 10/19/09 - Fort Myer Caisson Platoon has new mission
Did anyone else catch the story on ABC evening news last night about a new duty of the Fort Myer Caisson Platoon. I was so moved and was SO HAPPY my DH was in the room to see it. I work as a therapeutic riding instructor and was welling up with tears watching the wounded warriors ride. The story was very well done in my mind and brought home what an emotional and physical impact riding can have on a person's recovery. I think DH really got what I do at work now. I would love to find the clip to forward it to the other instructors at my barn. Thanks to anyone who can find the link. I looked last night right after the news but there was nothing on the ABC website yet.
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ABC News 10/19/09 Fort Myer Caisson Platton has a new mission
Great video..I have seen this before and know the program over that. I can not wait to start.. we have wounded ready to go... these warriors go thru so much and they just keep going. I was just with a wounded Sp Ops soldier today in the hospital to bring him a laptop and it never ceases to amaze me the courage of these heroes. And now with horses they can go to the next level..!
I visited that program when DH was in VA for a school. They are doing really amazing work. Holds a special place in my heart as my horses really helped DH with TBI related issues after his third deployment last year.
I am working to establish a wounded warriors program in my area. I am always so moved! A local therapeutic program will be using my facility. We have close proximity to the VA clinic and residence as well as 2 National Guard units. Because we are not heated there will be a delayed opening for April 2010. I am so excited!!!
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there"
How do I contact the platoon? My Lipizzan club visited them some years ago. They used to have Lippies and have since used mostly other breeds. But that appeared to be a white horse in one picture. I'd like to do a story for my Lip club and registry if they still have any Lippies in use.
Touchstone Acres Lipizzans, Standing N. Samira VI (Gray), N. XXIX-18(Black), 23 M. Gaetana(Bay), 22 M. Romida (Gray)