Nearly 200 members of the military and their families come to Fieldstone Farm each year to work with horses. While riding, grooming, interacting with them, or getting behind horse-drawn carriages, members of the military are learning ways to overcome the struggles of everyday civilian life and heal from the emotional and physical scars of military service.
Participation in our program has tripled in the last three years. Working with horses has many benefits:
- Reduces anxiety
- Increases confidence
- Improves mindfulness
- Lowers blood pressure
- Improves relationships
To read about how our horses changed one of our veteran’s lives, click here.
Our collaborations with organizations such as the Veterans Administration, Volunteers of America, the Wounded Warrior Project and Ohio Operation Military Kids help us to develop relevant and meaningful programs for the military and their families. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, our military programming is currently available at no charge.
To learn more about how horses can change your life or someone you care about, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 440-708-0013 x124 and ask for Melissa.