At Horsemanship for Heroes, our mission is to support and empower veterans, emergency responders, and their families by promoting healing and well-being through equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning. We believe that the unique bond between humans and horses can be a powerful tool for personal growth, resilience building, and self-awareness.

Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy: A Path to Healing

Equine-assisted psychotherapy (EAP) is a therapeutic approach that involves interactions between individuals and horses. It is a collaborative process that includes mental health professionals, equine specialists, and the horses themselves. EAP sessions provide a safe and supportive environment for participants to explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and work towards personal goals.

For veterans and emergency responders who have experienced trauma or are dealing with mental health challenges, EAP can be a transformative experience. The presence of horses helps create a non-judgmental space where individuals can connect with their emotions and develop a deeper understanding of themselves. Through activities such as grooming, leading, and riding horses, participants can learn valuable life skills such as communication, trust, and boundary setting.

Building Resilience and Self-Awareness

One of the key benefits of equine-assisted psychotherapy is its ability to help individuals build resilience. Horses are incredibly perceptive animals that can mirror human emotions and behaviors. By working with horses, participants can gain insight into their own emotional states and learn to regulate their responses. This process can be particularly valuable for veterans and emergency responders who may be dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or other trauma-related conditions.

Equine-assisted psychotherapy also promotes self-awareness. Horses respond to the energy and body language of humans, providing immediate feedback on the individual’s emotions and intentions. This feedback helps participants become more aware of their non-verbal communication and the impact it has on others. By developing this awareness, individuals can enhance their relationships, both with horses and with the people in their lives.

Supporting Families and Communities

At Horsemanship for Heroes, we understand the importance of supporting not only the heroes themselves but also their families and communities. We offer programs and services that involve the whole family, providing opportunities for shared experiences and growth. By involving loved ones in the healing process, we aim to strengthen family bonds and create a support network that extends beyond the therapy sessions.

Furthermore, our equine-assisted learning programs extend beyond the individual and family level. We collaborate with schools, organizations, and community groups to provide educational and therapeutic experiences for a wider audience. By promoting the benefits of equine-assisted psychotherapy, we hope to inspire others to explore this powerful modality and support the well-being of heroes in their own communities.


Horsemanship for Heroes is dedicated to promoting the healing and well-being of veterans, emergency responders, and their families through equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning. By harnessing the power of the human-horse connection, we empower individuals to build resilience, self-awareness, and personal growth. Through our programs and services, we strive to make a positive difference in the lives of those who have served and sacrificed for our communities.


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  1. Just listened to Scott and K on Insight/Reno Media Group, hosted by Bill. The show was fantastic! My father-in-law served in the Army during WWII and I know he would have benefited from a program as Horsemanship4Heroes. Keep up the great work!
    Thank you for your service, Scott and K.

    • Thank you so much. We salute your father-in-law for being part of the greatest generation of Heroes! We also appreciate your support our brave men and women in uniform! Your comments mean the world to us. – K and Scott

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