It is said that in war there are no unwounded soldiers. The Heroes and Horses program is designed to give America’s Military Service Members, war veterans an opportunity to heal those wounds by experiencing the joys of nature in a setting of rugged beauty and peacefulness, alongside their fellow soldiers, with equine horse partners to take them into the pristine backcountry of the Rocky Mountains, and the knowledge to do so.
The wounded wariior programs name was chosen to evoke the spirit of courage and passion that lies in all of us and to focus on the powerful relationship and bond between man and horse. Heroes and Horses proves Winston Churchill’s theory correct, as do a number of new studies and programs that focus the quantitative results of horses’ influence upon humans and human behavior.
It is said that in war there are no unwounded soldiers. The - Heroes and Horses program is designed in "Helping Disabled Veterans" an opportunity to heal those soldiers and "Wounded Veterans" by experiencing the joys of nature in a setting of rugged beauty and peacefulness, alongside their fellow soldiers, with equine partners to take them into the pristine backcountry of the Rocky Mountains, and the knowledge to do so.
"This gift, this taste of freedom, up in the last, wild, free spaces - this is the distillation of what they mean to do here and it works. I can't speak for anyone else, and what they got out of it, other than to say to a man we all agreed this was beyond our wildest expectations. It was hard to let go and head home."
Participant : Ian "US Army"
"This is the central focal point of this program. Getting war veterans out to the wilds, out to the peace and tranquility. I cannot state with more conviction how much this worked. Kail told us when we first arrived "This is about giving you a taste of the freedom you fought for." Nobody has ever shown freedom to me more tangibly. We've talked among ourselves and we're uncomfortable as veterans when someone thanks us for our service. We don't understand getting thanked for just doing our job. Don't get me wrong, I really appreciate people noticing the work service members perform. It's just an awkward situation nobody knows how to react to."
Participant Mark S "US Army"
Heroes And Horses "In Montana's High Country"
Pack String On Top Of The World!
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Heroes and Horses 2014 Pack Trip Dates - To Be Announced