Our military find hope and strength

Fieldstone Farm offers equine programming for veterans, active-duty military and their families through collaboration with our herd of very special therapy horses. We facilitate one of the largest equine programs for veterans in the country. Through equine facilitated psychotherapy and therapeutic riding and driving, veterans learn skills to overcome the struggles of everyday civilian life, heal from the emotional and physical trauma of military service, and carve out time for self-care and relaxation.

Fieldstone Farm also offers telehealth sessions with licensed mental health professionals, and virtual learning opportunities providing remote access to the benefits of equine therapy.

Without a single word, horses offer veterans something therapists and doctors are often unable to: unconditional trust, a space free of judgement, and patience from a first encounter. These characteristics along with the mindfulness skills learned to work with such a large animal lead to many changes:

  • Improved relationships
  • Increased confidence
  • Increased mindfulness
  • Lower anxiety
  • Lower blood pressure

To read about how our horses changed one of our veteran’s lives, click here.

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. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, our military programming is currently available at no charge to participants.

To learn more about how horses can change your life or someone’s you care about, please contact Aviva Vincent at avincent@fieldstonefarm.org or (440) 708-0013 ext. 124.

Fieldstone Farm veteran and daughter