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  1. Stirrups 'n Strides Therapeutic Riding Center

    Vision – Empower, Enrich, and InspireMission – To provide therapeutic horseback riding and driving to anyone with physical, mental, and emotional challenges, and to improve the quality of life for these individuals with the opportunity for emotional, educational, and...

  2. Stand With Me

    Stand With Me is a 501(c)3 organization which has been created to serve veterens who have a service-related mental health disability.Stand With Me does a great deal more than just train dogs for disabled veterans.We provide a year-long training school for veteran/dog teams.The most...

  3. Silver Paw Ranch

    Silver Paw Ranch was conceived after founder Arthur (Guy) Sheble received his own K-9 battle buddy, Tex, while at the Warrior Transition Unit Fort Bliss, Texas.A USMC and Army veteran of over 20 years who struggled coping with multiple PTSD – related symptoms, seizures, and balance...

  4. A Veteran's Best Friend

    A Veteran’s Best Friend is a Christian nonprofit organization that trains service dogs for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), at no cost to the Veteran.Located in Cabot, Arkansas, we serve local Veterans from any US Operation, and who are of any faith. Our dogs are...

  5. For Veterans Sake Foundation

    Monty Hutson, a Consulting Hypnotist that created an Alternative Solution to helping with P.T.S. (Post-Traumatic Stress). Has developed "Neuro-Traumatic Resourcing" (Non-Therapeutic Hypnotism). This method is used to assist with a person's challenges/issues. In order for us to...

  6. Serenity Stables: From Combat To Calm

    Our mission is to provide equine therapy that supports psychological health and improved quality of life to service members, Veterans and their families.Serenity Stables, From Combat to Calm was established in 2015 when founder Rene Stone looked to provide horse-assisted activities to...

  7. Healing Arenas Inc.

    Incorporated as a 501c3 non-profit charity in February 2014, our Mission is “to provide emotional healing through equine interaction and to provide safe and restorative homes for retired racehorses”.We accomplish half of our Mission by facilitating certificated EAGALA services...

  8. Smiling Goat Ranch

    Our non-profit has a simple mission: to bring the healing effects of horses, movement, nature and supportive community to autism families, veterans with PTSD, children and adults with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, and related conditions free of charge.

  9. Effect of Dog Ownership on Mental Health Disorders and Quality of Life in Veterans

    Contributor(s):: Kristoffer Rehder

    Approximately 1 in 5 returning service members from Iraq and Afghanistan report symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (Tanielian & Jaycox, 2008), and 22 percent of veterans suffering from PTSD also report symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD). Mental health disorders such as...

  10. Therapeutic Horseback Riding With Military Veterans: Perspectives of Riders, Instructors, and Volunteers

    Contributor(s):: Leslie LaFleur

    Statistics reveal that over 353,000 military members have been diagnosed with PTSD and/or TBI resulting from war-related activities. With the rising number of war stress injuries, there have not been enough psychotherapeutic services to meet the current demand for the care of returning veterans...

  11. Canine-Assisted Therapies Among U.S. Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: An Integrative Review of The Literature

    Contributor(s):: Olivia A. Kondos

    A sizeable number of U.S. veterans of all ages experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which can impact their quality of life; physically, mentally and socially. Consequences of PTSD are associated with physical and emotional disabilities, including ideation of self-harm and even...

  12. 4 Paws 4 Patriots

    A non-profit organization established to provide service dogs and training to disabled veterans at no cost to the veteran. By partnering with animal shelters, rescues, volunteers and contract trainers the staff at 4 Paws 4 Patriots is able to provide these life changing services while making the...

  13. The H.O.P.E. Project

    (Healing Our Patriots with Equines)The HOPE Project uses rescued horses to help bring hope to our Heroes who may have been injured physically or emotionally.

  14. Dog Tags: Homeless Veterans and Their Pets/Animal Companions

    Contributor(s):: Susan K. Lee, Pamela Willson

    Purpose: Overall, military veterans, who are at increased risk for homelessness and are over-represented when it come to the general population, comprise 10% of the United States (US) population. However, they account for 16% of the homeless adult population. Typically, homeless veterans served...

  15. An Examination of the Lived Experiences of United States Military Veterans who have been Diagnosed with Psychological Inflictions of War who have Utilized Equine Assisted Therapy

    Contributor(s):: Thomas Frederick Banner

    As the result of multiple psychological conditions that are inflicted by war, the need for veterans’ well-being is ever evident. “PTSD changes the body’s response to stress, often making it difficult for PTSD victims to live their lives as they normally would” (Stokes,...

  16. Horses Help Heroes

    Contributor(s):: Kristy Alvarez

    Horses Help Heroes is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to making positive change in the lives of disabled veterans, their families and families who have lost loved ones while serving on active duty. We offer a variety of equine-related programs at no cost to our veterans and families.

  17. Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center

    Contributor(s):: Emilio Figueroa

     Cornerstone Therapeutic Riding Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals living with disabilities.Cornerstone was founded on the guiding principles of service to others, commitment to our community, education, and making a positive impact in...

  18. Southeastern Guide Dogs

    Southeastern Guide Dogs transforms lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs. Employing the latest in canine development and behavior research, the national organization trains dogs of the highest pedigree for people who are blind and for veterans.All of...

  19. Northwest Battle Buddies

    Empowering combat veterans with PTSD to regain their freedom and independence by partnering them with professionally trained and specifically matched service dogs at no charge — Serving our Veterans who served us all.

  20. Kali's Klub House @ Fargnoli Farms

    Fargnoli Farms is a privately owned and operated facility established in 2004. We provide boarding, therapeutic riding, hippo-therapy and equine assisted learning. Our team of dedicated volunteers, certified equine professionals and therapists dedicate themselves to improving the lives of and to...