ACTIVE DUTY - VETERAN PROGRAMS
Endeavor partners with Hearts 4 Heroes:US to provide services to veterans, active service members, and their immediate families free-of-charge. All Endeavor and Hearts 4 Heroes staff are certified by PATH Intl.® (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) and/or EAGALA (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association). We have a mental health practitioner on site at all times if a need arises, however, tasks and sessions are built around recreation, sport, skills, and problem solving without required discussion of feelings. We offer the following year round programs and offer week long camps as the schedule allows:
Therapeutic Riding Lessons: Therapeutic Riding is a recreational and sport-based activity that focuses on learning riding skills. We offer progressive and individualized riding classes on a weekly basis for 30 minutes for an individual and 45 minutes for a group. Participants can choose to follow our current semester of classes or enroll in an agreed upon time frame. Weight limit is 180 lbs. Participants over 180 lbs that would like to ride will be evaluated to see if we can safely accommodate their request. Open to soldiers, veterans, and immediate family members.
Ground Horsemanship Lessons: We believe that time out of the saddle is just as beneficial as time in the saddle. Working in the barn and around the farm with the horses, participants learn horse skills from grooming and leading to healthcare and exercise. Lessons are 30 minutes for a private and 45 minutes for a group. Participants can choose to follow our current semester of classes or enroll in an agreed upon time frame. Open to soldiers, veterans, and immediate family members.
Combined Ground Horsemanship and Riding: On request, Endeavor can combine the above programs for a 60 minute private or a 90-minute group lesson.
EAGALA: The EAGALA model incorporates horses experientially for emotional growth. The EAGALA Model is a solution-focused collaboration among a licensed mental health professional, an equine specialist, and horses working together with clients. Sessions are approximately 60 minutes. Open to soldiers, veterans and family members.