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Aiding Healing and Recovery Thru Horses



Upcoming Weekend Retreats
Sept 30 - Oct 2nd 2016 - Women Veterans
Oct 21st thru 23rd 2016 - Couples Weekend

Our Armed Forces Day was a great success!  Check out pictures from the event!

Horse Assisted Therapy

"As prey animals, horses are hypervigilant until they learn they are not in danger. ... Because of their own hypervigilance, veterans with PTSD easily understand and can relate to the trust and hypervigilance in a horse."  Read more about Horse Assisted Therapy.

HARTH Foundation exists to improve the quality of life for Veterans and Active Service Members.


HARTH is a Texas non-profit located in Burnet, just NW of Austin on the shores of Lake Buchanan.  The Texas Hill Country is the perfect environment to escape the hectic demands of everyday life, and focus on healing and recovery with the horses that are the heartbeat of the HARTH programs. 

“We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.” Spoken by King Henry V in Shakespeare’s The Life of King Henry the Fifth. King Henry was speaking of the shared bond of soldiers and the happiness found in that bond despite the violence of war. The violence of war has not escaped the present battle field but too many veterans have lost that happiness. Veterans face PTSD, depression, anger issues and readjustment issues among a variety of mental health concerns.

HARTH provides a range of services for each individual by developing a person-centered program that works best for him/her.  At HARTH, both the horses and the environment in general are an integral part of the therapeutic process.  All of the programs at HARTH Foundation are offered free to our veterans and active duty service members.   The programs are funded entirely by donations and the generosity of our sponsors and supporters.  


Why we need your help.

  •  American Psychological Association  finds 44% of veterans reported readjustment difficulties after returning from deployments in Iraq and/or Afghanistan. 
  • Department of Veterans Affairs concluded that 22 veterans a day commit suicide;  a suicide every 65 minutes.
  • CNN article  suggests the suicide rate may actually be higher. 

The goal of HARTH Foundation, to provide our veterans a safe community for healing, requires your support.   If you’d like to help support our mission, please donate now!


Meet Our Horses

Our Programs


How to Help

There are   many ways to help including financial donations, horse sponsorships, volunteering, donating supplies and much more.  The programs are funded entirely by donations and the generosity of our sponsors and supporters. 


Connect With Us

Telephone: 512.656.7698 

3307 Sunset Cliff Road
Burnet, Texas 78611