Saddle Rock Ranch, of Middle Island, expands horseback riding program to include wounded veterans

The program will help veterans who are disabled or are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

The program will help veterans who are disabled or are suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

The program will help veterans who are disabled or are suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome. (8/2/13)

MIDDLE ISLAND - Saddle Rock Ranch has expanded its horseback riding program for people with disabilities to include veterans.

The program will help veterans who are disabled or are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Timothy Strobel, a wounded veteran who was deployed in Iraq, says the program will help him get outside more.

"I can't run anymore, and a lot of veterans can't move like they used to," Strobel said. "To get out there and move quickly is quite wonderful."

Program Director Anthony Galatro says the program has been in the works for a few years. 

More on this topic

Horse Ranch Expansion

vetspeertopeer@suffolkcountyny.gov

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Officials say a man is dead after being 1 Officials: Pedestrian fatally struck by car in Coram
Police say the victim sustained multiple lacerations and 2 Police release sketch of man found dead in Massapequa Preserve
The van was a welcome addition to the 3 Nassau firefighters group donates van for disabled vets
Two Long Island residents with differing views on 4 LI residents offer different takes on GOP health bill failure
Police are searching for the driver involved in 5 Brentwood man killed in hit-and-run crash

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Each week, News 12's Doug Geed explores the Check out fun things to do on the East End!

Explore the Twin Forks with News 12's Doug Geed.

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Dog Day Fridays Series

Each week a different shelter visits News 12 Long Island with pets up for adoption.

News 12 digs deep to find Long Island's Discover Long Island's Hidden Past

News 12's Danielle Campbell digs into Long Island's roots.

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long On The Spot

News 12's Lily Stolzberg sees how much Long Islanders know about everything and anything.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE