Unbridled Heroes
Jun 27, 2019 7:30 AM
Mark and Amy Steppe
Unbridled Heroes

The Ridgewood Rotary Club AM will be meeting at Rohsler's this Thursday @ 7:30 AM to learn more about unbridled hero and to hear the story of Mark and Amy Steppe the founders.............  

We are Mark and Amy Steppe. We are veterans. Some call us heroes. We call ourselves survivors.

Like so many who have experienced trauma, we’ve lived in the depths of despair. Unimaginable pain and lows. At a certain point, the “why” of the pain no longer matters…what matters is ending the pain. We understand.

But understanding is not enough. Everybody has a story and no two stories are alike. That’s why no two people can be “treated” the same way.

In our case, following years of PTSD, physical pain, depression, addiction, numerous medical treatments, and having to endure a heinous crime against our family, we grew immune to all forms of treatment. Our marriage was breaking down, our children were disconnected from us, and we were utterly lost.

We found ourselves again, and each other, in a way that was unexpected, unscripted, and unbridled. We connected with rescue horses just as lost as us, and in just as much pain. Like humans, horses have superb long-term memories. Fantastic if the memories are good. Not so if they are bad. Horses, like humans, store their pain.