Sylvia and Bob Tagert, representing Equines for Freedom (EFF), spoke at the Mar 25 Rotary Zoom meeting. Bob is an active volunteer and Sylvia is secretary of their Board of Directors.   Bob retired from law enforcement and is glad that Equines supports both the veterans and first responder communities.

Sylvia & Bob Tagert
Sylvia said they canceled 3 of their fundraisers in 2020 due to the pandemic.  They had to completely shut down and were unable to treat clients at Marley’s Mission for 3 months of last year.  They saw a significant decline in their PTSD patients since their isolation made them unable to cope with their individual PTSD problems.  They were able to get telehealth up for some of their clients and others were seen in some doctor’s offices.
Now back to seeing people at the arena 3 days per week on an individual basis.  Program has a great track record for helping the clients. Treatment team consists of the therapist, equine specialist and the horse. 
The Tagert’s thanked Rotary for their continuing support for the EFF program and thankfully accepted the virtual check for $500 from Pres. Terri Detrick.