Warrior Herd: Giving Back to Our Service Members

   
  
   
  
    
  
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Warrior Herd Connections Continue to Grow

Warrior Herd, Project Horse’s innovative program for military families, continues to make meaningful connections between current service members, veterans and their families. Most recently, Warrior Herd welcomed families and couples in search of building trust, letting go and exploring evolving roles within the family unit. 

Warrior Herd’s restorative workshops allow veterans to reconnect with their families and significant others in a low-stress and supportive environment. The workshops are provided free-of-charge to participants, and are led by an experienced team consisting of a licensed therapist, certified equine specialist and one or more service horses. Each family-focused workshop is custom-tailored to best meet the family’s stated goals. For some, this means expanding skills to more safely deal with stress and frustration; for others, this means a session engaged in a teambuilding activity with the horses and every family member, creating new memories and experiences. Regardless of each family’s focus, Project Horse’s healing herd provides strong, silent support and guidance while participants explore strengths, reframe challenges, and discover ways to deepen connections in their relationships.

These peaceful and powerful moments are welcome respite from the stresses of daily life. It is a privilege to share Project Horse’s tranquil and retreat-like setting with members of our military and their families – all who have been willing to give so much of themselves to the benefit of our nation and our freedom.

As we move into our spring and summer Warrior Herd programs, we are proud to announce that Project Horse is hosting a Military & Veterans Family Day on Saturday May 19 as part of our two-day Spring Open House! This public event provides an opportunity to express gratitude to our veterans, service members, and their families, while they enjoy a fun day in the country, a complimentary lunch and other giveaways, spend time with our healing herd, and enjoy family-friendly games and activities. Project Horse is pleased to treat all visitors, both military and civilian, to a free live musical concert on Saturday afternoon.

At the end of July, we are offering a day camp for Gold Star Children. The camp will be held July 30 – August 3 and is specifically for children who have lost a parent in combat. Applications for the Gold Star camp are now being accepted. The Gold Star camp is offered at no cost to participating families. Feel free to email us with any questions, and please share our Gold Star camp information with anyone who may benefit!

Feel free to apply for early acceptance into any of our cost-free Warrior Herd workshops and programs. We again thank the generosity of our wonderful sponsors, VetsAid Foundation and Lockheed Martin, whose commitment to Project Horse has fully funded the pilot year of our Warrior Herd program and ensures that no veteran or family member pays any program fee!