Our program offers veterans a place of support, full of empathy and free of judgment.

Through working with our highly trained team of therapists and 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 create a safe and accepting environment for our veterans and their families. We see transformational changes in our veterans after bonding with our horses, including:

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

Learn more about our programs below or call to find out more information at: (440) 708-0013.

Our Veteran Programs

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, our veterans programming is free to participants. 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. Below are some of the programs we offer our veterans.

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Equine Partnership

Grooming, leading and working with a horse one-on-one helps our participants to slow down and learn mindfulness. Often our veterans say that when they are with horses it is one of the only times of the day when they can be completely in the moment as they focus on bonding with our four-legged creatures. Working in the round pen is one of the highlights of this program as participants learn partnership with their horse.

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Carriage Driving

Learning to drive a carriage and communicate with a horse through voice and reins can be empowering. It also teaches our participants about teamwork and trust and can help build core and arm strength. Our fleet of carriages are all wheelchair accessible. Veterans enjoy the camraderie of learning a new skill with others who have served.

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Special Programs

Throughout the year we host several gatherings to promote community amongst our vets. Our annual Veterans Community Open House is scheduled for Friday, June 21st from 3-6 pm. No reservation is necessary. Please join us for food, fun and a wide variety of veterans’ service providers.