America's Best Racing has released part two of “Purpose,” a three-part digital video docuseries exploring the role that horses play in addressing the epidemic of U.S. veterans returning from combat with post-traumatic stress disorder. The series, which is presented by the Man O' War Project at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and the Earle I. Mack Foundation, examines the deep therapeutic connection between horse and human, with a particular focus on three distinct non-profit programs dedicated to serving our veterans through connections with horses, including retired Thoroughbreds. Part one focuses on SquirrelWood Equine Sanctuary, part two features the Man O' War Project at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and part three explores the unconventional and innovative Heroes and Horses program based in Montana.
Part two of the series, which can be viewed here, focuses on the work of the Man O' War Project at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Borne of his commitment to public service and his love of racehorses and their post-racing care, the Man O' War Project at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is the brainchild of Ambassador Earle Mack.
Part one of the docuseries can be viewed here, while part three will be released Friday, May 4, at 1 p.m. ET and will be available at AmericasBestRacing.net as well as on America's Best Racing's YouTube channel, Facebook page, and NBCSports.com.