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rescue horses to help veterans transform Post Traumatic Stress into Post Traumatic Growth.
H.O.O.V.E.S. saves the lives of both horses and hero's by informing, inspiring, and guiding veterans towards finding their purpose so they can improve their lives and the lives of their families.
Through retreats and workshops with rescued horses, H.O.O.V.E.S. empowers veterans to WIN their battles
At H.O.O.V.E.S. we continuously believe in and witness the profound healing power of horses. Through the facilitation of the Equine Wisdom Integration Method™, our team works tirelessly to ensure our veterans receive the critical support they need.
Horses are partnered with service men and women in a judgement free environment to work through stress and trauma incurred by the effects of military service. With this methodology, the program participants regain confidence and self-worth, while aligning with new purpose, empowering them to reconnect with their family and the community.
There are many equine programs out there, but H.O.O.V.E.S. specifically is a retreat, safe haven, and sanctuary for both horses and heroes (and their families). We provide our service men and women an opportunity for growth, self healing, and personal empowerment, through connecting with a new mission, vision & purpose a platform that fosters social and networking opportunities, via a platform that fosters social and networking opportunities.
The foundation of H.O.O.V.E.S. is built upon philosophy, neuroscience, and the laws of nature. It is a holistic piece of the healing puzzle that will support and enhance any other form of treatment.
Our workshop curriculum is action-based and results in finding a renewed sense of purpose. The opportunity to fine tune new insight is available during monthly educational workshops. We encourage the continuous involvement of alumni by welcoming them back for opportunities to help other veterans through the H.O.O.V.E.S. Mentor Program.
Although H.O.O.V.E.S. has many therapeutic benefits, we are not a therapy program. Our facilitators are thoroughly trained and skilled coaches, who help veterans access the ability to self-heal. Often times mental health providers refer to us, because of our ability to help veterans get "un stuck". What make this process unique is that, unlike therapy, we do not ask you to tell your story. In fact, we encourage you to leave your story outside the fence for the time you are at the retreat.
While riding opportunities are available, you will not ride a horse during your H.O.O.V.E.S. retreat. In this experience, horses are position as a conduit and mirror of your unconscious in-congruencies and limitations, in a process that produces instant feedback, immediate shifts, and sustainable results.
Base every decision on what is for the greater good of the people we serve
To uphold the military mindset of selfless service
Fill organizational voids through creative thinking and effective application
Support each other at any capacity to the best of our ability
Strive daily to grow on a personal level
Practice what we preach
Foster continuous service to humanity
Create a legacy that will continue to serve beyond our lifetime