Riding through Yellowstone

This is a story about two veterans riding through Yellowstone from Colorado to Montana. Ray, is a veteran who had done a trek with Heroes and Horses previously and it inspired him to make this journey. http://www.heroesandhorses.com/#top

It’s clear that these men have wounds. The important thing is that they are trying to heal them through a healthy means. This is just another example of horses healing veterans.

It could be the fact that National Geographic filmed this short video, or it could be the landscape of Yellowstone, but I believe the end of this video near the 5 minute mark is one of the most beautiful parts of this project. Horses and other animals give us the strength we forgot that we have.


“Green Beret and Army veteran Ray Knell was a broken man with PTSD and severe anxiety when he returned home from Afghanistan. His trust in humans was gone. A friend introduced him to backcountry horsemanship, and the wilderness and animal relationship gave him hope and peace of mind. To inspire others to use wilderness and horses to overcome their struggles, Knell embarked on a 1,000-mile ride along the Continental Divide with Mustang Sally and two mules, Top Gun and Magic. Filmmaker Ben Masters joined Knell through Yellowstone to see the grandeur of our country’s first national park and to witness the importance of conserving wilderness to heal ourselves.” National Geographic


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