This restorative experience empowers military veterans, active duty, and first responders to develop a strong sense of accomplishment, reduce anxiety, and build a trusting relationship with their horses and mentors while learning basic horsemanship skills.
Our participants work with a veteran mentor in a weekly horsemanship class. They also have the opportunity to participate in parades, competitions, and trail rides.
For more information, fill out the application form below or contact us at (918) 612-0002 or HOTG@therightpathok.org
Will you change a veteran’s life?
For our participants, mentors, and horses, the time spent together building relationships and empowering each other makes a life-long difference. YOU can give a veteran or first responder this life-changing opportunity by sponsoring their horsemanship lessons or their horse! We also need a meal coordinator for their weekly class. Visit our volunteer information page or the sponsor link below for more information!
Read a U.S. Army veteran’s story of recovering from PTSD through Hooves on the Ground!
See our program in action!
HOTG participants partner with a veteran mentor.
Building the Bond of Trust
The bond of trust begins with grooming.
The trust walk requires the veterans to completely release control and rely on their horse and mentor. This is a stepping stone for building confidence and a strong relationship with their team.
Communication is key in life, and horses are a remarkable teacher on this subject!
The veterans enjoy getting to showcase their skills in parades and competitions!
Heroes on Horses World Snaffle Bit Show
Heroes on Horses is a class offered at the World Snaffle Bit Show to honor veterans across the nation. This is an opportunity for Hooves on the Ground participants to demonstrate their horsemanship skills.
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