About Heroes and Horses
To use the remote wilderness, and the horse/human connection to challenge, and inspire growth in veterans suffering from mental and physical scars.
We re-galvanize our nation’s veterans so they can rediscover who they are, and what they can be after moving forward. Heroes and Horses focus is not about what happened, but what can happen if you choose to drive on.
Wilderness challenges that invoke change, and develop new ways to approach, and solve problems. Veterans are given the opportunity to return to areas that resemble Afghanistan so that they can make peace with their past and replace devastating memories with positive ones.
We provide extreme Expedition style horse pack trips that teach self-reliance, teamwork, and help veterans move past the struggles men and women face after years of war, internal and external.
Adapting to civilian life is a very hard for all veterans. The camaraderie found in the military has been replaced by a "rat race" life style that makes one feel alone and outdated. Our community at H&H aims to restore a sense of belonging for ANY veterans who feel he or she needs it. Our blog is open to anyone and we pride ourselves in creating and maintaining relationships that will last a life time.
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The unemployment rate and homelessness rate among American veterans is staggering. H&H provides resume building advise and interview skills that will insure a projection of competence and professionalism for veterans entering the business world. Additionally, after completion of the first expedition, our program continues with vocational training as a guide, outfitter and rancher for anyone who's heart is captured by the wilderness.
Want to know more? Read about the Heroes and Horses Veterans Program here .
Does it work? As veterans ourselves, we know how it is to be treated different and “felt sorry for”. Heroes and Horses challenging program changes self-perception in our veterans, giving them tools that they can use to heal and forge ahead. Through our difficult program and the core values that guide our proven philosophy we will re shape the way our American warriors are treated and perceived. This is an aggressive form of therapy that truly has a lasting effect.
- Key Elements:
- Soldier/Warrior Values
- Trust/Self reliance
- Mental Toughness
*Brought to you by Navy SEALs Micah Fink and Nick Hays, and founder Mark White who embodies the mentality of the Wild West.
Heroes and Horses is a not for profit 501 (c) 3 pending. All payments of cash, check money order, and credit card are tax deductible. We will submit a letter and receipt to the donors for tax purposes.