HOOVES FOR HEROES
Equest's HOOVES FOR HEROES serves veterans and their family members through equine assisted programs including mental health counseling, physical/occupational therapy, therapeutic horsemanship/carriage driving and more.
Thanks to generous grant funding, charitable donations and underwriting, our Equest 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.
Equest's programs are individually tailored to meet the unique needs of the client. Our goal is to leverage the power of the horses to ease the participant's transition to civilian life and help them realize their potential as civic assets and community leaders.
Among the benefits:
More effective communication skills
Enhanced emotional regulation
Fellowship and camaraderie
Opportunities to serve the community
The Joe M. & Doris R. Dealey Family Foundation
EQUEST’S HOOVES FOR HEROES SIGNATURE SPONSOR 2018-20
Become a Client
If you're interested in becoming a Hooves for Heroes client or volunteer, please contact Veterans Manager Joan Cutler at firstname.lastname@example.org or (972) 412-1099, ext. 213.
To learn more about counseling services, please contact Counseling Program Manager Leslie West at email@example.com or (469) 227-0740.
The five components of therapeutic horsemanship offered
Partnering Veterans' Service Organizations
Equest partners with several Veterans’ Service Organizations (VSOs) and resource providers to help address individual reintegration needs outside the scope of the Equest Veterans Program, HOOVES FOR HEROES. By working together, veterans have access to a variety of organizations devoted to improving wellness across multiple aspects of life. Together, Equest and our partner VSOs are collaborating to equip our military heroes and their families for long-term, productive, community engagement.
If you're interested in partnering with Hooves for Heroes, please contact or (972) 412-1099, ext. 213.