Equest to Offer Horsemanship 101 Workshop Free to Veterans
Equest’s Hooves for Heroes veterans’ program is hosting a day of Horsemanship 101 (H101) for veterans, active duty military members, and their families for free on Sunday, December 8th from 1 PM to 4 PM at Equest at Texas Horse Park (811 Pemberton Hill Road, #4, Dallas, Texas, 75217). Registration is required through https://www.equest.org/events/free-h101-for-veterans-active-duty-military-their-families.
The day of H101 is designed to let participants sample different programs that Equest offers. There will be several stations each focusing on a different program area such as Equine Facilitated Counseling through herd behavior observation, horsemanship, Equine Assisted Learning through grooming, and more.
Equest’s Hooves for Heroes program seeks to empower veterans and military families to take charge of their civilian transitions. Thanks to generous grant funding, charitable donations and underwriting, the veterans program services are offered at no cost to active duty service personnel, members of the Guard or Reserve, or any veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and their immediate family members. To learn more about Hooves for Heroes, visit www.equest.org/veterans.
Founded in 1981, Equest provides equine assisted learning, therapies and counseling to children and adults with physical, cognitive, sensory, coping and learning disabilities and veterans with adjustment challenges. The services provided include physical and occupational therapy, equine facilitated counseling and equine assisted learning, therapeutic carriage driving, therapeutic horsemanship and competition. With the help of 30 therapy horses, eight instructors, four therapists, three counselors, and 700 volunteers, lives are changed for more than 2,000 served annually. Equest was the first PATH International Premier Accredited Center in Texas and remains one of the largest in the country. Equest offers an engaging volunteer program that provides 30,000 hours of direct program service opportunities each year. www.equest.org