We welcome many veterans from the recreation center at the Miami VAMC. Whether veterans want to learn to ride, groom, or become volunteers there is never a charge for participation. This program is fully funded by donations from private individuals and local organizations.
When we opened our program on January 23, 2012, our first rider was Erick, a veteran. He quickly became a regular and now over two years later Erick comes out twice a month to ride. Erick loves riding and spends time grooming after his class. Other veterans, like Miguel, choose to come and learn horsemanship skills so that they can volunteer in our classes as horse handlers and side walkers. We welcome all veterans and are happy to have them at the farm with us, however they wish to participate.