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|Horses for Heros Overview
||Horses for Heros Training
To provide a unique environment and opportunity in
which Veterans can Recuperate, Recreate and Reintegrate
into society and give them a new perspective
so that they can reach their life goals.
Sharing our experience, our strengths and hopes, we
work together creating a new path to peace and balance.
Here at the Chariot we offer a calm and supportive
atmosphere for both women and men Veterans. Our
program is tailored to each individual participant -
Ultimately this program will be self-sustaining by the
Veteran participants themselves as they complete the
skills required for the different phases of the Program.
This will allow Veterans to become program
instructors and under the volunteer mentor-ship of
working staff and volunteers raise and train the horses
that will become program horses for future Veterans
coming in to the program.
An alternative to traditional physical, mental,
and emotional healing
Therapeutic riding programs have been proven to improve the physical balance, gait and morale of both active military personnel and veterans who may have a variety of disabilities. The Chariot Riders program offers equine activities to military members with disabilities - active duty, reserve or veteran. The Chariot Rider Horses for Heroes program works with a wide range of special needs, including but not limited to, amputations (both upper and lower limbs), paraplegia, traumatic brain injury, visual impairments and post traumatic stress disorder. The Chariot Riders Horses for Heroes program offers mounted and non-mounted activities in either a group or private setting. Lesson goals and daily activities are based on each participantís individual needs and abilities.
Applicant must be one of the following:
1. Military personnel on active duty Military personnel in the reserves Veteran of military service.
2. Applicants must have a documented disability.
3. Applicants must be able to maintain sitting balance unaided.
How can I get started?
Speak with your therapist or physician, or call Chariot Riders directly.