Wild Hearts Horses for Heroes
All Wild Hearts Horses for Heroes programming is offered completely free of charge whether you choose to participate in our Healing through Horsemanship group program or private Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy sessions.
Healing through Horsemanship
Our 8-week program addresses Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and Military Sexual Trauma (MST) as well as other psychological challenges that make it difficult to return to duty or readjust to civilian life following deployment.
Participants gain horsemanship skills, forge an indescribable bond with our horses, and simultaneously address life and coping skills. Healing through Horsemanship program is entirely unmounted and requires no prior horse experience.
All programs are offered at our West Bridgewater location, only 5 miles from the Brockton VA.
We are currently enrolling for our Spring 2022 session.*
The program is limited to 6 participants and meets weekly on Friday mornings from 10AM - 12PM, beginning May 6th and ending June 24th.
We ask that participants commit to the full 8-week program (illness or scheduled absence excluded). If you aren't able to commit to the full 8-week program, please consider enrolling in Path to Healing's 4-week program. See below for details about Path to Healing.
The deadline to enroll is April 22, 2022.
Path to Healing
Wild Hearts also provides horsemanship sessions in conjunction with Path to Healing. PTH offers a variety of holistic activities 2-days per week in 4-week sessions. Sessions are limited to 6 participants. Horsemanship meets weekly on Wednesdays at Wild Hearts from 10AM-12PM the following 2022 dates:
Session 1: May 4 - May 25
(deadline to enroll: April 18)
Session 2: June 1 - 22
(deadline to enroll: May 16)
Please visit the Path to Healing website for more information about enrollment.
* Please note that proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for all Wild Hearts staff, volunteers, and participants.