Our goal for the Heroes Helping with Horsepower Equine Therapy Program is to make a difference in the mental and physical health of individuals that have survived trauma, through interaction with our horses. We provide a safe place to feel and address emotions through the human-animal bond.
Horses have carried men and women through wars, helped plow fields, and have been a transportation source for thousands of years. And they still offer us so much more. They are non-judgmental, compassionate survivors. Horses live within a herd or team and their herd mentality, prey animal instincts and unconditional acceptance, make them the best resource to "carry one's emotional baggage" and help transition into a happier, healthier way of living.
Transitioning from military life into civilian life is difficult and challenging. By creating structure or opportunities to achieve "rank" through phases, we are able to provide ongoing and continuous support and connection. The program is set up for participants to "graduate" into a paid position as a Therapeutic Riding Instructor!
We are just getting started and are looking forward to giving back to our service men and women! Please join us in our excitement about this new program. Learn more about what we are already doing through Helping With Horsepower at Reclamation-Ranch at either of our websites, and contact us to find out how you can join our herd!
Contact: Crystal Young
41053 265th St., Ethan, SD 57334
40787 259th St., Mitchell, SD 57301