About the Program

 

 

Heroes and Horses is a three-phase reintegration program that uses the remote wilderness and the horse/human connection to challenge and inspire personal growth in veterans suffering from mental and physical scars.

 

This innovative program utilizes expedition-style progressive horse pack trips to teach self-reliance, teamwork and perseverance. Experienced instructors, many who are combat veterans and program graduates themselves, lead teams of veterans and their pack animals into the wilderness on epic, life-changing journeys of discovery.

 

Unlike any other program, the self-efficacy principals applied through the Heroes and Horses program are proven. Heroes and Horses inspires veterans to move beyond the difficulties experienced from years of war, towards a life of restoration and hope. The remote wilderness challenges these individuals, invokes change, and helps them to develop new ways to approach and solve problems. By challenging what challenges them, veterans can make peace with their past and replace devastating memories with positive ones.

 

— From the Horses & Heroes Website

 

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