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Life-Changing Programs

For Veterans & First Responders

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Life Changing Programs For Veterans & Their Families

Developing Resiliency In
& First Responders

Horses Healing Hearts provides equine assisted activities for Veterans and First Responders in order to improve their mental and emotional resiliency. Operation Forward Movement programs use the power of horses to create a safe space where they can share their stories and experiences without judgment. This helps them feel understood by others who understand what it’s like to be in service of our country or community. It also provides an opportunity for them to learn new skills that will allow them to continue on this journey towards healing from within themselves instead of relying solely on medication or therapy sessions alone.

All of this is achieved by working alongside a teacher that you might not have considered before, a horse.

Horses are prey animals, and as prey animals they have astute abilities to be highly aware of their surroundings. This ability allows for introspective learning that helps participants not only become aware of their emotions, but also how to work through them.

Veteran & First Responder


Operation Forward Movement programs support veterans and First Responders on their journey of moving forward in their lives. These workshops will help them discover their inner strength so they can thrive no matter what comes their way in the future!

programs to help veterans with horses

Participants Will Learn:

  • that force does not equate to movement 

  • flexibility and adaptability

  • how to accept responsibility and accountability

  • how to overcome barriers to find change

  • that it takes courage to make the changes the horse is telling them

  • how to be problem solve by being creative and innovative

  • how to develop patience to take it one step at a time

  • how to find the leader within themselves

  • emotional awareness, empathy, self-actualization, independence and self-regard

  • how to realize the benefits associated with effective communication

  • the value of mutual trust, respect, and personal integrity... All while having a blast!

What People Are Saying

“I learned that it's all about communication. I won’t be able to release past trauma without being able to communicate my pain with my team,  family and friends. It's something I will bring in to my next relationship. I have never been much at communicating  but we can’t go forward in a  relationship if we don’t communicate and stay on the  same  page. The horses taught me that."

Program Participant

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