Veterans find hope at Fieldstone Farm

Military service can have lasting emotional effects. Chris Goodall, a social worker and a horseback rider herself, believed that the horses at Fieldstone Farm could reach veterans in ways that weren’t possible in a traditional office setting. She worked with our teaching team to create a program where the veterans could interact with the horses to help them come to terms with their feelings. The program has helped scores of veterans cope with re-entry into society and the emotional scars of war. Ultimately, the horses have given them hope for the future.

Steve Shaw quoteFieldstone Farm has also been working with Volunteers of America and Ohio Operation Military Kids to expand awareness about how therapeutic riding can help those with physical injuries or emotional scars and their families.

To read about one of our veteran students, please click here for Shurvon’s story.