Working with horses can be very therapeutic – increasing mental health, positive emotions, and self-confidence. Equine therapy can help people with many different disabilities – including PTSD, physical injuries, and autism. The healing power of horses is what inspired Johnna and her daughters to start Hiatt Equestrian Rescue and Rehabilitation.
The folks at Horse Haven Montana are spreading the word about abused and neglected horses through an international equine film festival. In their day-to-day work, they also help retired ranch and border patrol horses find new homes.
Every horse rescue works with limited resources, but this rescue operates without even a permanent facility to call home! Still, they are making a difference in the lives of neglected equines within the state.