Disabled women veterans find help through horses – Metro – The Boston Globe
By Brian MacQuarrie GLOBE STAFF OCTOBER 19, 2014
NORFOLK — Feet in the stirrups, hands on the reins, Karen Souza closes her eyes as a quarter horse
named Rio carries her to a tranquil, peaceful place she has rarely visited.
Souza spent decades walled off emotionally after being sexually abused as a teenage soldier. She never formed a loving relationship, and she spoke only sparingly. But from that dark, bleak world, she has emerged to find a place of trust, and accomplishment, and the simple joy of working with a large,
strong, patient animal. Read More …