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THE HEALING is now available to rent or purchase in Australia at

Horse Aid and Dr Mel Baker are in discussion with several Australian universities to further the research that equine assisted programs support recovery in veterans with PTSD.

Australia’s cinematic release was successful with every session sold out during October / November 2023. 

Finland (YLE) and Thailand (True Explore SCI) has / will be screening THE HEALING on their streaming television platforms. 

THE HEALING was played to all staff of the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide around Australia on 15 March 2023. In Sydney, Scott Brodie and Mel Baker were present to answer questions following the screening. We had an incredible discussion for an hour.

Scott Brodie attended hearing block 1, day 7, via video link from Sydney, to speak about the work he has done with veterans. You can watch the hearing here (go to 3:55:00).

THE HEALING has won the Beyond Blue Best Film for Hope and Resilience in the Veterans Film Festival in Sydney November 2022.

Read the latest article about the work of Scott Brodie with ex-racehorses and military veterans. Read here.

Our film was screened at EQUUS Film & Arts Fest in Sacramento, California in December 2022.

In September 2022, THE HEALING played at the Equus International Film Festival, and received 3 awards: Best Message of the Horse-Human Relationship, Most Inspirational Message, and Most Powerful Message of Equine Therapy.

Film Focus Magazine has named the top 10 documentaries playing in the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2022, including THE HEALING. Read here. Tickets for MDFF closing night on Sunday 31 July 2022 – available now.

THE HEALING has been awarded an Honourable Mention at the 16th Santa Monica Film Festival.

ESCAPADE MEDIA has secured worldwide rights

Natalie Lawley says: “Escapade has followed this project during the last 18 months, and we are delighted to have secured the distribution rights. This film examines the global issue of military PTSD in a new light through equine welfare. The healing of both human and horse. We are really looking forward to launching this film.”


On 23 July, Scott Brodie and the preview of our upcoming film was on The Project, Channel 10. To view go to: 10PLAY or Facebook

Listen to Nick Barkla, Director and Producer, talking on radio about The Healing: 3CR and Movie Metropolis.


THE HEALING highlights the groundbreaking work of Scott Brodie, whose mission is to transform the lives of traumatised ex-racehorses and military veterans. 

For the discarded horses, Scott’s program is literally the difference between life and death. They are retrained for second careers as equestrian, recreational or therapy horses, and saved from a lifetime of loneliness, misery or slaughter. 

For the veterans dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, homelessness and suicide, Scott’s program enables them to re-engage with life. They learn new skills that increase confidence, provide new employment opportunities, and see them reconnect with family and friends.

At its core THE HEALING is a dramatic, emotional, inspiring story that contains a strong message of hope and healing. It also provides compelling evidence of a program that has the ability to revolutionise the ways in which the military and racing industries treat discarded veterans and horses. 

Too many horses and veterans are dying, so please support Horse Aid by hitting DONATE here or at the top of the page. 

All donations to Horse Aid are 100% tax deductible. We can’t wait to share this film with you, and from everyone involved – thank you for your support!

Nick Barkla    Director