Equine therapy for addiction, the inspirational horse art of Charlie Mackesy, and more must-read equine therapy stories of the week.

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Welcome to the Hope in the Saddle link roundup, where we share our favorite horse stories from around the web. If there's a story you think should be included, email it to lfeldman@aimmedia.com!

Need a pick-me-up? Check out Charlie Mackesy's very wise horses:

If you're like me, you're a little bit obsessed with TED Talks. And you'll definitely want to check out the "Love, Connection and a Horse" talk. It has the distinction of being the first TEDx Talks ever to have a horse on stage. (Daily Times)

Eventer Jess Halliday is telling cancer to "buck off." (Chronicle of the Horse)

Congratulations to the participants and winners of the of the 2018 Pennsylvania National Horse Show Therapeutic Riding Championships! (Hope in the Saddle press release)

On the other side of the country, Spokane is welcoming two new equine therapy programs! One of the programs is tailored toward veterans and the other program will emphasize addressing bullying and suicide. (Spokane Journal of a Business)

Back in the Saddle (Smithfield, N.C.) is helping military members, first responders, and their families overcome post-traumatic stress through horseback riding. (ABC)

Check out the work that Charlie Five Inc. does with veterans and mustangs:

Life after deployment can be tough, so Tyson’s Corners Retreat and Wellness Center is helping military families reconnect through equine-assisted therapy. (Fort Hood Sentinel)

Horses are so wonderful for our veterans. And this study from Baylor University proves it. (Baylor University)

Tens of millions of Americans are addicted to some sort of substance, and this program is utilizing equine therapy to help them. (WJBF)

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