HEART OF HORSE SENSE FALL IN FRIDAYS
Local nonprofit Heart of Horse Sense offers Fall in Fridays for local veterans. Veterans can visit the farm and meet some of the beautiful horses, and it’s all FREE! If it’s your first visit to the farm, plan to arrive at 9:30 AM. Returning veterans should arrive by 10 AM. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (828) 649-7064.
Mission & Vision
Heart of Horse Sense was founded to support quality, professional equine services for Veterans, their families and At-Risk Youth. Our vision is that every veteran and at-risk youth get access to the therapeutic opportunities horses offer.
There are many wonderful ways that horses support growth and healing, and it’s important that those services be offered in an ethical & safe manner, by well-trained and qualified professionals (both horses and humans). Too often programs with good intentions don’t have the ability or the experience to offer the services our veterans and youth deserve.
Heart of Horse Sense fills the need to screen equine service providers in Western North Carolina and the surrounding area to meet the specific and unique needs of Veterans and At-Risk Youth. Approved programs must show their staff have training and/or experience in:
- Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning
- Trauma-Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
- Mental Health First Aid
- Natural Horsemanship/Therapeutic Horsemanship
- CPR/First Aid
- Veterans – Specific Training