Veterans Equine Therapeutic Services

Veterans Equine Therapeutic Services


Sunrise, Inc. is happy to offer all of the following activities for veterans at no cost to participants. If you are interested and qualify for any of the following programs, please contact Sunrise right away for our registration paperwork. Your spot in the program will not be reserved until the necessary paperwork is completed and returned to Sunrise, Inc.

Sunrise, Inc. offers horseback riding and horsemanship lessons and activities for veterans. There are many benefits to this kind of recreational therapy, including:

-Physical benefits can include improved posture, balance, and flexibility along with increased muscle tone and stamina. Horseback riding is a low-impact exercise that works the whole body.

-Cognitive benefits can include improved multi-tasking skills, better emotional control, increased sequencing skills, and improved memory.

-Emotional benefits include a sense of well-being and inner peace.

VETS at Sunrise

Registration is open! Call 765-935-4291 for your registration paperwork.

Here are some of the free VETS activities at Sunrise:

VETS I Course           VETS II Course

Private and Semi-Private Lessons

Group Outings           Trail Rides

Volunteering           Internships

[box] For more information about Sunrise’s opportunities for veterans, to register for lessons, or for ways to support these programs, please contact us at 765-935-4291[/box]

If you are a veteran in crisis or the family member of a veteran in crisis, whether or not that includes thoughts of suicide or violence, please contact the Veterans Crisis Line immediately. It is free and confidential, and people are available to talk 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.

[box type=”shadow”] For more information about how horseback riding has benefited veterans across the country, please visit:

PATH International Equine Services For Heroes

Riding My Way Back

Reining in PTSD with Equestrian Therapy

How Horses Help Warriors in Transition [/box]

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Sunrise is able to offer these programs thanks to donors like you! Click here to help out now: