Healing With Horses
The focus of this unique therapeutic horseback riding and horsemanship program is to utilize equine-assisted therapies and activities to promote emotional and physical health and healing, teamwork and fellowship among military veterans.
The Healing With Horses program uses both mounted and un-mounted equine-assisted activites in a safe and peaceful environment. Participants will learn to become competent horsemen and women who are able to safely handle, care for and ride horses. In the process, they will regain confidence, build relationships with animals and humans, and experience the joy and pleasure in an activity that offers so many therapeutic benefits while also improving quality of life.
Another ongoing goal of this program is to encourage and train participants to return as volunteers and mentors in our programs, both with other veterans and with our students with special needs.
At the BINA Farm Center we believe it is our responsibility to help wounded warriors heal in order to help ease their successful transition back into civilian life. We understand that the freedoms we enjoy as American citizens come at a great cost. Thanks to generous donations, we are able to offer our Healing With Horses therapeutic riding and horsemanship program to veterans and active military free of charge (our way of saying "Thank you for your service.")
See our program flyer HERE!
Healing With Horses In The News
On Veterans Day, November 11, 2014 our Healing With Horses program was featured on Chronicle. The segment can be viewed here: Veterans Day: Healing Horses
In addition, Boston Globe reporter, Brian MacQuarrie, wrote an article about the program that was featured on the front page of the Metro Section in October: Therapy horses a calming influence on veterans.
Previous funders of this program include the Ahern Family Charitable Foundation, the Middlesex Savings Charitable Foundation, as well as individual donors.