The Special Forces Horses Blueprint for treating PTSD is a combination of structure, physical work and mental stimulation through learning.

Participants do not have to have any prior knowledge of horses or be able to ride to take part in this programme.  Horsemanship skills do not involve riding but participants will be able to learn to ride and stick and ball should they wish later in the programme.

The horsemanship and programme will focus on polo because of the team aspect and the   tendency for horses to live in ‘strings’ and create more of a herd environment.

The programme aims to be totally practical and no written work is involved but participants will be required to research topics mainly through video to aid most participant learning styles.

The PTSD Blueprint encompasses:

  • Initial Horse Therapy
  • Equine psychology
  • Practical horsemanship
  • Equine & human nutrition
  • Basic equine anatomy
  • Correct saddle and tack fitment
  • Basic equine first aid
  • Stable management and best practice
  • Paddock and field maintenance
  • Introduction to Grounds Maintenance for sports surfaces
  • An overview of the history of polo
  • Introduction to the rules of the game of polo

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Once we are established, basic accommodation will be provided when travel is not feasible.

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We’ve shamelessly robbed historic drawings from Da Vinci to help illustrate our page. The well known image of the “Vitruvian Man,” illustrates what he believed to be a divine connection between the human form and the universe. Beloved for its beauty and symbolic power, it is one of the most famous images in the world. Vitruvius believed that an architect should focus on three central themes when preparing a design for a building: firmitas (strength), utilitas (functionality), and venustas (beauty). Which is a visual basis to start our PTSD Blueprint from!