THe Book Available 8.15.19

Ride It Out

If you are a veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, your symptoms—anxiety, fear, flashbacks, and more—may feel insurmountable, despite traditional treatments and medications. However, researcher, professor, and horsewoman, Dr. Ellen Kaye Gehrke has created an extraordinary, non pharmaceutical program to help minimize even the most debilitating PTSD symptoms: through heart centered connection with horses. Based on her evidence-based research, Gehrke developed an equine therapy program, called HEART OF HORSEMANSHIP©, at her ranch in Ramona, California, where veterans work with horses and learn how to 

  • Reestablish trust

  • Stay present

  • Communicate with confidence

  • Find aliveness

  • Work as a team

  • Feel whole in their heart

She shares that program with you in Ride It Out, which details the course progression from meeting the horse for the first time, to making and building an authentic connection. The outcome leads participants to designing and confidently leading a more wholehearted life. Participants realize that they do not have to endure the pain, turmoil, and isolation that results from trauma. Ride It Out will guide the reader through the experiences of the veterans/instructors/counselors and their family members.