On Mission: A Veteran’s Story

I am currently a senior at Otterbein University studying Sociology. I am also a US Navy Veteran who served nine months in Iraq. I suffer from complex post-traumatic stress from childhood trauma, military trauma while serving, and Borderline Personality Disorder.   On February 20, 2017, I was invited by PBJ Connections to experience what EAGALA […]

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Rocky Says: Horse Hygiene

I think horses have a different idea of hygiene than humans. Humans want us to be clean and shiny and give us baths, often with sweet smelling shampoos and conditioners. This can feel REALLY good on a hot day, but guess what? We like being dirty! The dirt and sand that we roll into our […]

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Rocky Says: Happy Easter!

I have to admit, I have no idea what Easter is. But I have noticed that at Easter time there is a lot of sugar and carrots. One time my humans hid a bunch of Easter eggs and carrots around the farm. Then a group of kids came and had to find them all. The […]

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Rocky Says: Horses Grieve Too

I hear humans asking all the time if horses grieve when we lose a friend. Well, of course we do! But it might be different than how you humans grieve. When we are sad about a friend dying or leaving us, we notice that something important is missing. Sometimes we feel less safe because they […]

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Finding the Right Equine Therapy Program for You

Those of you who are in the horse industry know that there really isn’t much regulation in the United States on horse professionalism. Basically anyone can be a horse professional just by taking money for their services. Unfortunately, this can carry over to the equine assisted therapy realm as well. Therefore, it is important to […]

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The Winter Wall

About this time of year, every year, many of us hit our “winter wall”. The winter wall is that moment when you start to think that you can’t stand another moment of gray, or cold, or short dark days. We know intellectually that the days have been getting longer since December 22nd, but it doesn’t […]

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Love Webster’s Dictionary defines love as, “a quality or feeling of strong or constant affection for and dedication to another”. The first thing I think of when I read this is the love I feel for my parents. Then I instantly start chuckling at how love is portrayed in movies and how it is often […]

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The Importance of Team Building

Many teams and organizations struggle with taking the time and/or money to participate in a team building activity. Everyone is busy and money is often tight. However, there are many reasons it is important for teams to spend at least a little time with each other outside of the office. There is definitely a fine […]

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