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Veteran Horse Therapy

Operation WE CARE is a free Equine Assisted Therapy (EAP) program for vets.

Understanding the strategies for combat survival, as well as what symptoms might be exhibited in post war veterans upon re-introduction to civilian life, is what makes our EAP program so effective. We've seen great results with veterans struggling with PTSD, depression, addictions, guilt, grief, anger, panic attacks, sleep disorders, and spiritual injuries.

Our veteran horse therapy program is:

free to qualified military individuals and their families.

effective at helping to manage and heal the effects of military service through re-building self-esteem and emotional balance, re-connecting a spiritual foundation and core relationships, and focusing on the future.

proven to create positive change through a process of restoration, reconnection, and re-defining oneself.

Why Horse Therapy Is So Successful

Our horse therapy program enables you to learn about yourself and others by participating in activities with the horses and then discussing feelings, behaviors, and patterns.

Horses offer several advantages. Obviously, their size offers a perfect opportunity to overcome fear and develop confidence and trust. Just like us, horses experience a variety of emotions and are intuitive and social animals with distinct personalities, attitudes, and moods. They have defined roles within their herds comparable to human dynamics. Most importantly, horses mirror exactly what human body language is telling them. If you're impatient, the horse becomes impatient. It is this connection that provides us with metaphors and lessons about ourselves and leads us to change. Horses can teach us self-awareness, healthy boundaries, honest communication, leadership, patience, assertiveness, affection, and more.

Anyone can participate in our horse therapy program; no prior horse or riding experience is required. It is safe and most activities are unmounted.

Costs & Schedule

Veteran horse therapy is free to qualified military individuals and their families. Appointments can be made Monday through Friday from 8 AM until 5 PM with extended hours available upon request. Please call to schedule your appointment prior to your arrival.

Call (715) 835-4530 to learn more.

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Testimonials

"I am a vet who has attended groups to help with my PTSD since 2004 with little positive impact. Then I was introduced to Equine Assisted Psychotherapy at Trinity Equestiran Center and my life changed. Therapy with a horse gave me an insight that I did not know was possible. I was able to see the positive and negative within myself due to the exercises with the horses and working with the group. Now I attend church on a regular basis, I no longer sit at home doing nothing. I can control my anger most of the time. I think this is the type of therapy every Veteran should have access to."

— S. RICHARD CHUMAS, US ARMY

 

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