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Horse Assisted Therapy for Veterans

"As prey animals, horses are hypervigilant until they learn they are not in danger. ... Because of their own hypervigilance, veterans with PTSD easily understand and can relate to the trust and hypervigilance in a horse."  Read more about Horse Assisted Therapy.

Ms. Sherry Atherton was born in Ontario, Canada, has lived in the USA since 1992 and became a United States citizen in 2000.  She has lived in Texas since the mid 90’s and now considers Texas her home.  Sherry currently spends her days focused on HARTH Foundation and taking care of Sunset Cliff Farms equestrian center.
 
During her extensive business career, she was a ‘high-tech’ executive and participated in three company IPOs so is very familiar with what it takes to make a business successful.  She has built first class, scalable organizations from the ground up and knows how to build teams oriented for success.  After leaving her fulfilling, corporate life, Sherry became an independent consultant and worked with several start-ups at various stages in their development. 
 
Sherry is an avid equestrian and left her consulting career in 2004 in order to spend more time with her daughter who was growing up fast!  Mother and daughter spent many years together showing their horses in hunter/jumpers all over the US.  Sherry’s daughter has now graduated from UT and has joined the corporate world.
 
Sherry is a cancer survivor and has experienced firsthand the challenges of dealing with major life trauma and the healing power of being around horses  Now she wants to leverage her experience to build a respected organization that focuses on helping others that can benefit from horse assisted counseling. 
 
Ms. Atherton holds an Honors Bachelor of Mathematics degree from the University of Waterloo.

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How to Help

There are   many ways to help including financial donations, horse sponsorships, volunteering, donating supplies and much more.  The programs are funded entirely by donations and the generosity of our sponsors and supporters. 

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Telephone: 512.656.7698 
Email:     info@harthtx.org

3307 Sunset Cliff Road
Burnet, Texas 78611