A for purpose organization created for veteran's by a veteran

Here at HOOVES, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in rescuing horses and enlisting them to help service men and women turn Post Traumatic STRESS  into Post Traumatic GROWTH, so they can heal, regain control and return to the life they fought to protect.

 

Our decision making process is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high quality data evaluation. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.

WHAT HOOVES IS NOT

WATCH US ON THE VETERANS CHANNEL

This 45 minute episode filmed by TVC takes you through our Three-day Veterans Retreat

ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR MOMENT?

The Experience

Events

Success for Veterans

Contribute

HOOVES provides workshops at no cost to our Veterans because of your support!

There are many ways you can help.

 

Sponsor a Veteran: Retreat cost per veteran is $1,500. You can sponsor a veteran through a retreat in full or in part

 

Sponsor a Horse: The cost to provide feed and care for a horse is $300 per month. You can sponsor a horse for a full month or weekly for $75

Become a Sustaining Partner: Join our monthly giving club for any amount that suits you

Join our Capital Campaign: Donations of $500 an above will receive a plaque on our donor wall. 

Volunteer

Service to others is a core value at HOOVES. Members of our growing community help in many ways.

 

We have three categories of volunteerism.

 

Retreats: Hospitality, Food Prep/Clean-Up, Arena Set-up/Tear-down

 

Special Events: Ticket sales, Fundraising, Event Set-up/Clean-up

 

Barn/Facility Maintenance/Clean-up: Cleaning barns and maintaining grounds, to include stalls, weeding, pasture/shelter clean-up.                                   

Please note that horse care opportunities are for advance volunteers only

 

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator today to learn how you can help!

"The feeling of accomplishment I got is indescribable..."

Dave F.,  Sergeant, U.S. Army Infantry deployed to Iraq & Afghanistan

OUR SUPPORTERS INCLUDE

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WHAT HOOVES IS

  • A RETREAT, SAFE HAVEN AND SANCTUARY FOR BOTH HORSES AND VETERANS

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  • AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH, SELF-HEALING, AND PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT THROUGH CONNECTING WITH MISSION, VISION & PURPOSE

  • A PLATFORM THAT FOSTERS SOCIAL AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

 

  • A PROGRAM THAT IS BUILT ON THE FOUNDATION OF PHILOSOPHY AND NATURAL LAW

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  • A HOLISTIC PIECE OF THE HEALING PUZZLE THAT WILL SUPPORT AND ENHANCE OTHER TREATMENT

WHAT HOOVES IS NOT

  •  HOOVES IS NOT THERAPY! OUR FACILITATORS DO NOT PROVIDE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (ALTHOUGH MANY MENTAL HEALTH PROVIDERS LOVE TO REFER TO US)​ 

  • AN EXPERIENCE THAT REQUIRES YOU TO TELL YOUR STORY - WE ACTUALLY ENCOURAGE YOU NOT TO​

  • A HORSEBACK RIDING PROGRAM - HORSES ARE POSITIONED AS A CONDUIT & MIRROR OF UNCONSCIOUS LIMITATIONS​​

  • AN EXPERIENCE THAT TAKES A LONG TIME TO SEE RESULTS - FEEDBACK IS INSTANT AND SHIFTS ARE IMMEDIATE  

H. O. O. V. E. S.

4055 Wilkins Rd

Swanton, OH 43558

Phone: 419.930.7936 Email: info@hooves.us

EIN: 61-1609848