Saddles in Service
Saddles In Service at Storm Son’s Ranch is a Veteran founded non-profit promoting wellness and healing for our Heroes and Horses at absolutely no cost to participants!
The Saddles In Service program offers Active Duty Military, Veterans, Firefighters, Law Enforcement Officers, and First Responders the unique opportunity to explore their own healing alongside a rescue horse. Many men and women experience different stressors throughout their service to our Nation and communities. It is our goal to assist Heroes in their process of working through these stressors. According to a study conducted by Baylor University, Equine Therapy has proven to lessen depression, anxiety, and isolation in combat-Veterans.
Through the Saddles In Service program our Heroes and Horses learn to trust one another through care, groundwork, and riding. We challenge our Heroes to be vulnerable and reach deep inside themselves, to face their fears and doubts. It is our hope that our Heroes will be able to discover new strengths in their healing process.
Our program is absolutely free to our Heroes and their families. Our program is tailored to fit the specific physical and emotional needs of each Hero we serve. We carefully pair Hero and Horse and assist the pair in building their relationship through grooming, groundwork, and riding. Horses can sense human emotion and react based on those emotions. While working with their horses, our Heroes learn the importance of being aware and begin to work on controlling their emotions. Throughout the program, Heroes will regain confidence, learn patience, and rediscover themselves.
Are you ready to take the first step in your journey?