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Horses for Heroes

We are getting ready to launch Horses for Heroes this Fall 2023!

If you are interested in being a part of the pilot program, or would like more information on participating once it's officially launched, please let us know! 

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Our Vision

To enrich lives and renew hope

What is Horses for Heroes?

Horses for Heroes is a free program for active-duty military service members and veterans. The goal of the program is to improve the lives of military service men and women who may have experienced injury or trauma serving in the line of duty by helping them to realize their full potential and transition to civilian life through the power of horses.


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Research indicates that equine-assisted activities provide a unique opportunity for veterans to improve their holistic health & wellness and gain a sense of purpose through meaningful activity.

Participants may see improvements in

the following areas...

  • Balance and postural stability 

  • Motor function 

  • Positive coping skills 

  • Quality of life 

  • Emotional self-regulation 

  • Social Functioning 

  • Exercise and leisure participation 

  • Improved relationships 

  • Reduced PTSD symptoms 

  • Reduced depression and anxiety

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How to Get Involved

Requirements for active-duty service members and veterans receiving services:
  • DD214, military ID, Veteran ID Card, or Driver’s license

  • Completion of participant package and application

  • Physician release

Unmounted Program

The Unmounted Program consists of 8, weekly 2-hour lessons. Participants will learn the essentials of equine handling and groundwork combined with basic horse care, basic understanding of equine psychology, and fun exercises between the horse and handler. The focus of the program is connection between the horse and handler.

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Contact Us

​If you are interested in learning more, volunteering, or participating in the Horses for Heroes program, please contact Executive Director, Sasha Camacho at or 713-436-6625.

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