Henry’s Home: Conroe sanctuary building friendships between veterans and horses
CONROE, Texas (KTRK) — It’s a unique program that builds friendships between veterans and first responders with horses. It’s helping them cope with issues like PTSD.
HHELP: Horses & Heroes Equine Learning Program
This program offers a Retreat into nature, Participating at our sanctuary with horse-care chores, spending as much time as you want with our rescued horses and other farm animals. You can Help us with the horses on the ground, learning to care for and train them, and you can learn to ride, or ride better, with a professional instructor if you would like, with lessons always at No Cost to you. Those lessons can be private, peer group with other veterans, or family lessons if you would like to get your family involved.
The Purpose of this program is to promote a healthy therapeutic learning environment in which to learn new coping and healing skills. Absolutely no horse experience needed to get started. Horses are the very best therapists/teachers when it comes to dealing with trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness, addiction recovery: results often magnified in those professions that serve at their own risk.
Veteran/First Responder Vocational Training Program
This program is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Veterans and First Responders through promoting a Healthy Therapeutic Cost-Free learning environment with learning opportunities for in-demand Construction and Land-Management trades. This program provides a basic understanding of the materials, tools and processes used by construction professionals to complete residential and light-commercial building projects, as well as safe handling of the equipment needed to work on ranch-type land-management projects, all while working with skilled volunteer mentors. Having secondary trade skills has proven to enhance one’s ability to secure employment, as well as stimulate a positive healthy mindset in a relaxed, peer environment.