Adaptive Horsemanship


Horses are powerful teachers and healers—and FREE’s groundwork program for veterans are an experiential learning program that uses un-mounted equine-assisted activities to assist in physical and emotional healing.
Horses offer a pure, non-judgmental relationship and give a veteran a mirror into themselves and an opportunity to reflect. Veterans are empowered to find new purpose and rebuild their strength in a non-traditional setting.
During groundwork classes, a PATH Intl-certified instructor/Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning instructor work side by side veterans to create and align a partnership with their horse. Veterans learn horse physiology and psychology; the basics of grooming, tacking/saddling and ground handling; and partake in a relaxed atmosphere of insightful team-building activities.

Benefits of equine-assisted activities for veterans:

• Helps reduce stress
• Improves mindfulness and self-efficacy
• Enhances self-esteem
• Boosts communication
• Promotes camaraderie
FREE’s groundwork program for veterans is comprised of eight one-hour weekly sessions.
To learn more about classes, please call or text Jessie, FREE Program Manager, at Ph 970-443-5124 or email her at

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