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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.

HARTH Foundation Programs and Services
 

Therapeutic Riding/Equine Assisted Learning - Equine Assisted Services (EAS):  Whether it's a five-year-old with Down syndrome, a 45-year-old recovering from an injury, a senior citizen recovering from a stroke or a teenager struggling with depression, research shows that individuals of all ages who participate in equine assisted activities and therapies can experience physical and emotional rewards. For individuals with emotional challenges, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem.
For more information and rates for this program or to schedule a session, email our PATH International certified instructor, Jereny Johnson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (830) 613-7550. 

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Want to contribute to our Helping Hands scholarship program to help those with special needs pay for these sessions?  Every dollar you donate to this campaign goes entirely to help pay for a child in need to obtain this service.  Please help!  To learn more about our Helping Hands scholarship program click here.

Life is Stressful...Ride a Horse!:  These days everyone is could use a little "me" time and a way to relieve some stress/anxiety!  Studies have shown that riding a horse is a great way to elevate your mood and improve your overall outlook!   All skill levels are welcome in this program!  This program is suitable for ages 9 and up.  Class sizes are kept small and this is a great way to learn how to ride or improve your riding skills.  These sessions are taught by a seasoned equestrian trainer (also PATH certified instructor) who is highly respected in the horse industry!

Veteran Programs:  HARTH has a set of programs that are free of charge to veterans and active duty service members (and at low-cost to their immediate families) with the goal of helping to improve their quality of life. HARTH Foundation focuses on mental health and well-being, including readjustment issues.  HARTH's Horsemanship Class Series works with horses on the ground and though we do not incorporate riding activities in this set of programs, major therapeutic benefits can result. 

If you would prefer to work one-on-one with our equine instructor, you can schedule a private (or semi-private) session directly with our instructor.  Please contact Jereny Johnson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (830) 613-7550. 

HARTH also offers a 6-week Back In The Saddle program which is a combination of groundwork and riding.  These classes are scheduled indiviudally and class sizes are kept to a maximum of 3 participants.  If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Jereny Johnson, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (830) 613-7550.

Private Group Sessions:  HARTH can tailor a session to fit the needs of your organization.  For fees and more information, please contact us.

Fundraising: HARTH Foundation is a Texas non-profit corporation and fundraising it essential to our operation and success. Donations impact our ability to provide services and programs to our veterans and active duty service members. In addition, we have goals for expansion of our programs and available staff. Donations also provide us with the ability to maintain our facility and horses and sustain our operations.