Veterans and Horses

A program for community, healing and recovery

Fieldstone Farm offers programs for veterans, active-duty military and their families with our highly trained team of therapists and horses.  We facilitate one of the largest equine therapy programs for veterans in the country.

Through working with our therapy horses, veterans learn skills to overcome the struggles and stressors of everyday civilian life and heal from emotional and physical trauma. Our licensed mental health professionals and certified instructors provide a safe and accepting environment for our veterans.

Our collaborations with organizations such as the Veterans Administration, the Wounded Warrior Project, and Ohio Operation Military Kids help us to develop sustainable and meaningful programs for active-military personnel, veterans and their families.

Our horses offer veterans a place of support full of empathy and free of of judgement. We see transformational changes in our veterans after bonding with our horses, including:

  • Improved relationships
  • Fieldstone Farm veteran and daughterGreater confidence
  • Increased mindfulness
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Lower blood pressure

Fieldstone Farm has received Premier Accredited status from PATH International, the industry organization governing equine therapy organizations. We have also earned the designation as an Equine Services for Heroes facility.

All instructors are PATH International certified and many in our Veterans Program are certified as Equine Specialists in Mental Health and Learning as well.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, our military programming is free to participants. To learn more about how horses can change your life or someone’s you care about, please contact programs@fieldstonefarm.org or call (440) 708-0013.

Click on the video below to learn about some of our veterans experiences with horses.