Health and Wellness Program

As part of a day hosting 20 veterans in the Navesink River area of NJ for a day of art and equine therapy, Mark Otto brought the group of Veterans to Serenity Stables, From Combat to Calm. Mark Otto developed The Health and Wellness Program for the United War Veterans Council, Inc. which offers an alternative to more ... More

VA Hospital Veterans Visit

Serenity Stables from Combat to Calm hosted an equine event for veterans from both the Bronx and East Orange VA Hospitals. Equine therapy is effective for both Combat Wounded Veterans and Veterans dealing with the hidden wounds of war. 🎗🇺🇸 #FreedomIsNotFree Serenity Stables From Combat To Calm ... More

A Word about Equine Therapy for Veterans

by Elias Alias , November 12, 2015 Ray Knell, left, and Ben Masters cross the Thoroughfare River in Yellowstone National Park.   We know that about twenty Veterans per day commit suicide. We know that Veterans’ families often times face daunting difficulties at home while servicemen are ... More

Horse Therapy

The Healing Power of Horse Therapy for PTSD

Orlando-based David Vernaza, 43, a retired Navy Seabee, remembers scanning a group of horses in front of him and settling on a feisty gray quarter horse gelding named Jake. “I want that one,” he remembers saying. Vernaza wasn’t going for a trail ride or a lesson — he was looking for a horse to change his life ... More