1st ANNUAL HORSES HELPING HEROES
We are trying to fund raise for Veteran Services so that we can provide therapy services for Veteran’s and their families.
Our mission is to partner people with horses and through these partnerships, help individuals, families and groups overcome life’s challenges. We currently are serving both adults and children with great success. Our goal is to increase our mental health assistance to our veterans suffering from PTSD and other mental health challenges brought on by their service to our country.
Why horses? Horses offer several advantages. Obviously, their size offers a perfect opportunity for someone to overcome fear and develop conﬁdence. Plus, just like us, horses experience a large variety of emotion, are intuitive and social animals with distinct personalities, attitudes and moods. They have deﬁned roles within their herds comparable to human dynamics. Because of these similarities, horses can demonstrate and teach self-awareness, honest communication, trust, healthy boundaries, leadership, patience, assertiveness, play, affection, nurturance and more. Most importantly, horses have the ability to mirror exactly what human body language is telling them and therefore provide us with metaphors and lessons about ourselves to help facilitate change.