Horses Helping Heroes

Horses Helping Heroes assists military veterans, service personnel and first responders by providing equine-assisted activities and therapies free of charge.

Rebuilding of Purpose and Value, begins with rebuilding our ability to bond and work with others. Our Heroes start by learning how horses think and grooming them and understanding how to communicate with them.  Leading and working with our horses to complete tasks begins to build teamwork and trust.  All of this takes patience and time.  In the end, the gift of riding these magnificent animals, leaves our Heroes with a sense of accomplishment and self worth and skills that eventually spill over into their regular life.

One of our earliest veteran rides around the farm.

One of our earliest veteran rides around the farm.

Executive Director and Combat Wounded Veteran, Travis Harvey, staying warm on the tires, while watching a veteran ride.  "There is no nobler a thing, than service to our fellow man.  I found my home serving my local brethren at Horses Helping People."

Executive Director and Combat Wounded Veteran, Travis Harvey, staying warm on the tires, while watching a veteran ride.  "There is no nobler a thing, than service to our fellow man.  I found my home serving my local brethren at Horses Helping People."

Veterans in action repairing fence, finding some value in serving others.

Veterans in action repairing fence, finding some value in serving others.

Sometimes we just need to take a break with our friends from navigating life's obstacles.  One of our veterans with Lila at the end of a veteran Equine Assisted Learning Day.

Sometimes we just need to take a break with our friends from navigating life's obstacles.  One of our veterans with Lila at the end of a veteran Equine Assisted Learning Day.

Veteran Bryan and Executive Director Travis talking during Equine Assisted Learning.

Veteran Bryan and Executive Director Travis talking during Equine Assisted Learning.