Our goal this year is to start a program for our community heroes. We are starting with a veteran’s program and hoping it grows to service first responders also. There are many challenges for our veterans as they transition from military life to civilian life. Veterans may suffer from PTSD due to the event(s) they had to participate in. The military recognizes that EAL (Equine Assisted Learning) may be a good choice for veterans. Some of the benefits from EAL are physical, emotional, family relationships, social, spiritual and career. EAL allows a safe place to feel and address emotions through the human-animal bond. The unconditional acceptance of horses is why they work so well with our veterans.
We have started a Veterans Buy a Brick Campaign. Our veterans deserve to be honored and remembered. While a brick for a veterans’ wall is a small manner of showing our gratitude; engraved bricks are a nice way to commemorate their service. The bricks will be placed around the new flagpole and pathway. The bricks can be purchased to honor loved ones and businesses also. The cost is $100.00 each. Bricks can be purchased at the office or at https://www.bricksrus.com/donorsite/hoovesofhope.