From the Ground Up
Therapeutic Horsemanship, Inc.
...engaging the power of the horse to motivate, teach and heal.
Equine Services for Heroes (formally Horses for Heroes) is a program based on the concept of soldiers
helping soldiers with the aid of horses and riding The camaraderie
of fellow soldiers combined with the physical and mental stimulation
of therapeutic riding has proven beneficial for both the riders and
Therapeutic riding provides both physical benefits (improved balance, motor skills, coordination, & flexibility), as well as emotional and mental benefits (decreased mental stress, improved self-esteem & the creation of a social network).
Starting March 2008 FTGU has initiated a campaign to generate interest in creating a Equine Services for Heroes Program. In 2009 FTGU partnered with the Syracuse VA to provide funding for veterans interested in participating in Equine Services for Heroes. Veterans currently receiving treatment through the VA are eligible for financial assistance through this program.
Interested parties do not have to be connected to the Syracuse VA to participate in our program.
Timeslots are reserved in the From the Ground Up
riding schedule for Equine Services for Heroes participants. To apply for our
program download our
Equine Services for
Heroes registration packet.
Volunteering for Equine Services for Heroes
FTGU is looking for active or inactive military
personnel to serve as volunteers. Programs with military helping
military have been found to be the most effective as well as
therapeutic for both the rider and the volunteer.
PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International) (www.pathintl.org)
CBS News (www.cbsnews.com)