#78: Ryan Richardson – USMC Force Reconnaissance and Scout Sniper Platoon Commander, Combat Veteran, Cowboy
Ryan Richardson joins us not only as a Marine, combat veteran and advocate for Heroes and Horses. He’s also a fan of the show!
Ryan and I discuss his upbringing before deep-diving into his time in the Middle East as a United States Marine and the subsequent mental challenges he faced. We wrap on how Heroes and Horses has been a life-changing experience. Enjoy!
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(2:54) – Ryan’s childhood and upbringing
(8:43) – Thoughts on swearing, parenting, and marriage
(14:34) – Ryan’s time in the Marines & getting married young
(15:52) – Did 9/11 play a major role in you joining up?
(17:45) – Life in the Marines
(41:00) – What it feels like being in a war zone & stories from Iraq
(1:07:02) – Life after the military and PTSD
(1:21:33) – Heroes and Horses
(1:58:46) – What do you think your kids will think about the work you’ve done in 20 years?
(2:07:29) – How do you not drift away from the habits built at H&H?
(2:09:14) – Wrap up & final thoughts
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