The Veterans Equine Retreat offers a weekend of connecting with two friendly horses, Ida Mae and Tessa. These two Veteran-owned mares are incredible creatures who require a great deal of care and patience. Just like Veterans, horses can be strong-willed, hard-working, and very skilled in their training activities. Connecting with horses allows Veterans to connect with themselves.
Equine therapy is a fun way to express care and concern for the horses, rekindling a sense of responsibility in a safe environment. Veterans can experience greater self-awareness while caring for something other than themselves. It can benefit those who struggle with PTS, substance use disorders, service injuries, and mental health conditions. This Retreat will help remind participants that they need patience and care in their recovery process.