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WarHorse helps heal invisible wounds

Veterans paired with retired thoroughbreds

Saratoga WarHorse
Photographer: Stacey Lauren-Kennedy
Saratoga WarHorse
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Who knew Butter could bring Nathan Fahlin relief from the anxiety and anger that plagued him after his deployment to Iraq? Fahlin, a 29-year-old Army National Guard veteran, was skeptical when he arrived at a Wilton stable to take part in Saratoga WarHorse. The three-day program in natural horsemanship, sometimes referred to as horse whispering, pairs struggling veterans with retired thoroughbreds. The connection is designed to release the stress vets have bottled inside themselves. Fahlin, ...

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