Veteran Horsemanship Training (VHT) Program

The VHT program offers veterans and active military personnel the opportunity to learn the art of horsemanship. Horsemanship training also provides veterans with the opportunity to further develop the leadership and communication skills learned through the military.


Veteran Service Projects

The Veteran Service Program was established to provide opportunities for veterans who are seeking to give back to the community. Veterans are a valuable part of our community and we are thankful for their continued service. All service projects aid Refuge Services in maintaining and improving the facilities that aid in serving clients with a wide range of disabilities. Service projects are scheduled on a weekly basis.

If you are a veteran interested in participating in the Veteran Horsemanship Program or are interested in volunteering in Veteran Service Projects, please contact our Veteran Services Coordinator.


Operation Refuge

Operation Refuge is a unique horse therapy wellness program available free of charge to veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and also available to active military personnel.  Therapy is provided in individual, family, and group formats depending on the needs of the soldier.

How does Operation Refuge Help?

Through the sessions the soldier, and family, will gain new perspectives on their current situation, and will be able to better adjust to life after war.

Who does Operation Refuge Benefit?

Types of conditions and needs served by Operation Refuge:

  • Substance Abuse
  • Chemical Dependency
  • Readjustment
  • Depression
  • Physical Injuries
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Combat Stress
  • Relationship Problems



Additional Information about Operation Refuge

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Operation Refuge is sponsored by Refuge Service’s Boots and Buckles Benefit