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Equine Services For Veterans

HETRA started our Veteran program in September of 2010.  Veterans of any age and type of disability are encouraged to explore participation in this program (specific precautions and contraindications to horseback riding will be addressed through a thorough evaluation by an occupational therapist to determine eligibility).  Our Veteran program is designed to evaluate and provide opportunities for improvement physically, mentally and socially for participants.  Veterans will participate in 45 minute therapeutic sessions conducted by the HETRA team.  The HETRA team consists of Veteran Volunteers (Horse leaders and Sidewalkers to assist the participant), PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors, Occupational Therapists, and a Mental Health Therapist. If you have questions or are interested in enrolling in the Equine Services for Veterans Program please contact Edye Godden at Edye@HETRA.org or (402) 359-8830.

CLICK HERE to fill out the paperwork online

CLICK HERE to download and print the paperwork

CLICK HERE to download the Equine Services for Veterans Brochure

Article from the Gretna Breeze about HETRA’s Equine Services for Veterans Program – http://www.omaha.com/sarpy/gretna/saddle-up/article_ab9aea71-1652-53f0-a353-96a7d30a0b48.html

HETRA 2015 Blue Jeans & Dreams Video (interview with HETRA Equine Services for Veterans Participant)

HETRA Veterans Video