Horse Rhythm Foundation
Equine (Horse) Therapy for Active Service Members and Veterans with mobility and/or with PTSD and other mental or emotional challenges
Service Area: AZ
Serving: Active Service Members and Veterans
Horse Rhythm Foundation, (located in Glendale, AZ) a 100% volunteer run non-profit foundation that provides equine assisted therapy for both Active Service Members and Veterans.
HRF’s programs help active military, veterans, and first responders find their transition into healing using equine assisted services, ultimately supporting them and giving them back freedom and independence. Research shows wounded warriors, who participated in equine-assisted activities, can experience physical, emotional, and psychological rewards.
Participants with impaired mobility experience increased balance, muscle control, and strength. Riding and equine interaction motivates participants with learning or intellectual impairments (traumatic Brain Injury-TBI), and helps to increase concentration, calmness, and independence. The key to the success of these programs is done through partnerships with supportive military related organizations and communities. They serve as horse leaders, side-walkers, morale boosters and program volunteers.