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Horses Help Heroes

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 7:20 AM
As many of you know, I'm a huge advocate for finding solutions for veterans and service members dealing with PTSD and other mental disorders that don't involve becoming medicated zombies. For years, the only way for those of us in my area to get equine therapy was to become a member of the warrior transition unit. Fuck that. I have a job to do.  

Today, I am so proud to announce that I am involved with Horses Help Heroes. Dean, the founder, is a good friend of mine and a Marine wounded in Somalia (so bring extra crayons for him). We have both been wanting an equine therapy program that's available without having to jump through hoops to get help for service-related injuries, PTSD, and TBI. The program is based out of the barn we both work at (and where he boards Hannah, the beautiful rescue mare you've seen photographs of).

If you're in the Gambrills/Fort Meade, MD area, and are interested in volunteering (time walking the veterans around, leading trail rides, photographing, creating videos, grant writing, accounting, herding cats, barn chores, etc.), you can contact us through the contact page on the website or come to our first volunteer orientation this Saturday, December 10th.

We are also hosting an online fundraiser.  Any little bit helps.  :heart:

If you can't donate, volunteer. If you can't volunteer, please spread the word! I would love to see this program grow so that we can help more of our brothers and sisters out and let them know that they are not alone.


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Kristina Truluck
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Soldier - Mother - Teacher - Photographer - Caffeine Addict - Animal Freak

I'm a combat documentation/production specialist (commonly known as COMCAM) for the Army, currently teaching the photography portion of my job. Outside of the military, I photograph for the Bill Pickett Rodeo championship, Freedom Hill Horse Rescue, Horses Help Heroes, and Beech Grove Farm.

I'm fairly certain my children or my cats are going to be the death of me.

I can very easily be bribed with caffeine and cuddly animals.

And yes, I'm female. I checked. ;)


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GersifGalsana Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional Writer
Just found your page. What a terrific job you are doing. :thumbsup:
Bren-Raven Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for joining :iconheartsabouthorses: :hug: 
eruraven Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for serving! And I love your work and hope you and your friends project with the equine therapy goes well.
tanikel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017   Photographer
Thank you for the support!

It's going great so far.  We're working with one of the most prominent military hospitals in the area to get the service members out of the hospital a few times a week.  :dance:
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:HappyNewYear:Fireworks  Wishing you nothing but the best for 2017! Fireworks :HappyNewYear: 
I hope you will have many opportunities this year to do the things you love with the people you love :heart:
tanikel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017   Photographer
Thank you and Happy New Year!  :glomp:

Hopefully by the end of the year my family will be together for good.  :dance:
jghgrh Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Your page is great and I really like your The Other Side of War
tanikel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016   Photographer
Thank you!  I'm hoping to get another opportunity to do it again next time I deploy. 
jghgrh Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
You welcome and good luck with the next deploy.
preethi524 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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