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.
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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
Come Join Us!
Equine Experience Event – All Military Personnel – Fourth Friday’s of the month, from 1-4pm
Prior service, active military, including reserves, and veterans of any age and type of disability are welcome to participate in this program. This one-day event will introduce the novice and reacquaint the experienced to Herd Dynamics, Grooming practices, Horse Leading and Round Pen activities. Veterans will participate in these sessions conducted by the HETRA Team. The Team consists of PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors, Occupational Therapists, a Mental Health Therapist as well as Veteran Volunteers. Use this link to reserve your spot https://www.tfaforms.com/4635271 or contact Chris O’Callaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org 402-359-8830.
Veteran Experience Events are held the fourth Friday of each month with the exception of October when it will be held on the third Friday:
May 25, 2018
June 22, 2018
July 27, 2018
Aug 24, 2018
Sept 28, 2018
Oct 19, 2018