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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.

Upcoming Classes

Groundwork and Riding Clinic Dec. 2nd 2017

This is a one day riding and groundwork clinic offered by Jere and Jereny Johnson that will take place at HARTH Foundation facilities.
Clinic:  9:00am - 3:00pm
The clinicians will first spend time doing some basic ground work to help evaluate each horse.  The horses will be moved on the forehand, hind quarter, through pressure etc so that each part of the horse moves and problem areas with movement can be identified.  Horse personalities will also be assessed to give attendees a better idea of how to work with their horse while in the saddle.  Once this portion is complete, attendees will mount their horses and proper position and the 'whys' of the position will be covered.  Both english and western riders are welcome.

If there is a specific problem with a horse, we will have a session going on in parallel where attendees can get special attention to help them work through the issue.

This clinic is $160 and lunch will be provided.  Pre-registration is required.  Stalls are available for $20/day.  Horse owners are expected to supply their own shavings, feed, hay etc.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve a stall.

Interested in auditing the class?  We would love to have you!  The cost is $20 and that includes lunch.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up.

 
Horsemanship I - 6 week series - Next class to be scheduled in January, 2018
Horsemanship I is a 6-week course and takes place from 10:30 am - 12:30pm and is a great introduction to working with and around horses.  The purpose of this course is to study the proper management, care, and handling of a horse. Topics will include horse behavior, basic groundwork, haltering, leading, horse behaviors, round pen work, proper lounging techniques, basic horse anatomy, basic pressure techniques, lameness and judging. Participants emphasis will be on hands on participation and will have adequate time to apply these principles to a horse. Goals will be set and participants will work to reach these goals.  This course is FREE to veterans and open to others for a fee of $100 (which works out to under $17/class).
 

Upcoming Events
 

Vets By The Lake

Join us for a fun filled afternoon by the lake!  This event is open to veterans and their families.  This is a very informal event that takes place from 1pm until 4pm at the HARTH facilities.  Bring a dish to share, whatever you want to grill for you and your family, your favorite water floaties and your own cooler and you are all set!  We have games and grills ready to go.  Advance registration is required.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register and to get more information.

These sessions will resume when the warmer weather returns in 2018!

Weekend Retreat Schedule for Veterans

 

October 27 - 28,  2017        Individuals