Equine facilitated therapeutic horsemanship program designed for all Veterans of any era.
Our vision is to help Veterans heal and grow by restoring the wisdom of their mind, body and spirit through their interactions with horses, each other, and the natural world. We work with a wide range of disabilities, such as: ● Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) ● Military Sexual Trauma (MST) ● Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) ● Spinal chord injury ● Depression ● Anxiety ● Amputees *Autumn Trails Stable does not treat or diagnosis participants.
What does an introduction session look like?
6 weeks long
2 hours each week
4-6 participants plus volunteers to assist participants with their equine partner
Sessions will begin by focusing on making the connection with the equine partners on the ground through growing horsemanship skills. Then, the participants will progress their horsemanship skills on the back of their equine partner through mounted activities.
Approved helmets are required. We have many that can be used for the lessons.
Once the introduction session is complete, each participant will have the opportunity to continue on in the program in a manner that is best for them either through volunteering for other introductory sessions as a helper and/or through continuing to advance their horsemanship skills through smaller lessons.
How do you get started?
Fill out the necessary paperwork. Coming soon...
Contact us via email at email@example.com or phone at (937) 536-9912 to schedule your initial evaluation.
Our goal is to offer this program at no cost to Veterans through donations, fundraising and grant writing. Here's how you can support the participants of the Horses for Heroes program:
$70 will support a Veteran for one 2-hour session
$420 will support a Veteran for an entire 6-week session
$1,800 will support a Veteran for an entire year
$2,500 will support 6 Veterans for an entire 6-week session
You can sponsor a Veteran for any amount above or whatever amount you choose. 100% of the funds will go directly toward supporting the program. We greatly appreciate your support and generosity and we know the participants will as well!
To make a donation to support a Veteran, please click the button below or send a check to: Autumn Trails Stable % Horses for Heroes 2000 Folk Ream Road Springfield, Ohio 45502
If donating online, please "Horses for Heroes" or the name of the Veteran you are supporting in the "Special Instructions" field.
Horses for Heroes Volunteers
Are you interested in giving back to our Veteran's?
Do you have prior military experience?
Do you have prior counseling experience?
All of our participants need 1-2 volunteers assisting them during each lessons. Volunteers would need to make a 2 hour per week commitment for the 6-week session. This program requires volunteers fulfill certain qualifications, so please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to for more information and/or to set-up an initial meeting. Please fill out the volunteer application via our volunteer tab.