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Veteran Services

Ride On is now offering un-mounted Equine Facilitated Growth and Learning classes as well as more traditional horseback riding lessons to post 9/11 Veterans funded through The Wounded Warriors, a nonprofit that offers programs and support services to wounded Vets.

Ride On’s program is designed to help veterans and their families cope with the psychological and physical effects including post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury among other issues. Our Military Service program involves a licensed psychotherapist and specially trained horse staff. Our treatment program uses the same learning model employed by the military in training warriors for combat. According to the Department of Defense Task Force on Mental Health (2007) this approach has tremendous impact on “maintaining the psychological health, enhancing the resilience, and ensuring the recovery of service members and their families (which) are essential to maintaining a ready and fully capable military force.”

Depending on the needs of the Service Member, treatment can be either on the horse or on the ground with a therapist in activities designed to reflect real life challenges. This last approach allows veterans and therapist to ‘see’ where the problems are and explore solutions that work. Veterans can quickly recognize unhealthy patterns, identify their strengths and enact new behaviors all of which affect their families and their employment.

We are very excited to be able to offer these programs!   Barbara Levine  and Gloria Hamblin will be facilitating the  EAGALA sessions and the mounted sessions will be with our certified instructors.

Please contact Gloria@RideOn.org for more information.

 

 

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 Ride On in Newbury Park - 401 Ronel Court, Newbury Park, CA 91320
 Phone (805) 375-9078 Fax (805) 309-5234 E-Mail Sara@rideon.org
Ride On in Chatsworth
10860 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Chatsworth, CA 91311
Phone (818) 700-2971 Fax (805) 309-5234 E-Mail Sara@rideon.org