Simply put, we put Veterans on horses.
We take their competitive spirit, survival instincts and military skills and transfer them to the back of a horse with the goal of teaching them to ride and enter the world of team roping.
Our program allows our combat Veterans the opportunity to ride, interact with horses, work with cattle on horseback, learn the mechanics of team roping and participate in team roping events.
At the ranch, the Veterans are surrounded by other combat Veterans, cowboys and team ropers who understand their plight and challenges. The Veterans are afforded the opportunity to build friendships, camaraderie and service to other fellow Veterans. They quickly realize they are not alone and their perspective on life begins to change and move positively.
The program serves as a therapeutic means of dealing with their combat injuries and recovery process and at the same time, experience a challenging physical activity, competitive goals and a boost to their self-esteem, morale and healthy outlook on life.
The results have been astounding. Through the horsemanship program, the Veterans have discovered that it is OK to live again and many of them are starting to move on with their lives.
“Giving Our Veterans An Opportunity To Live Again”