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Healing and Recovery Through Horses

 

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Play Horse Poop Bingo! Buy your squares now and join us live on FaceBook on August 20th at 6:30pm!

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Great Article about HARTH - Highland Lakes Visitor's Guide December 2019

Check out the article on HARTH in the Burnet Bulletin.

Upcoming Classes & Events

Horse Assisted Therapy for Veterans "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.

Upcoming Events

Saturday, August 20st, 2020   Horse Poop Bingo!!  Fabulous prizes!  This is an online Facebook Live event.  Click here for more info! 

Saturday September 12th, 2020 - First Annual Trail Ride!  Click here for more info!

Upcoming Classes

Horsemanship I Class series

Saturday mornings from 10:30 - 12:30 beginning Saturday August 8th and ending Saturday September 12th, 2020 - VETERANS

This 6-week class series meets for 2 hours per week for 6 weeks and is a great introduction to working with and around horses.  The purpose of this course is to assist in regulating social skills and mental well-being through an activity based relationship with a horse which include studying the proper management, care, and handling of a horse. Topics will include horse behavior, basic groundwork, haltering, leading, horse behaviors, proper lounging techniques, basic horse anatomy, basic pressure techniques, lameness and judging.  These activities are organized to help clients in areas of assertiveness, relationships, trust, patience, communication, body language, confidence, and overall emotional regulation.  Participants’ emphasis will be on hands on participation. Participants will have adequate time to apply these principles to a horse and are given opportunities to reflect on how these principles apply to their life. Goals will be set and participants will work to reach these goals.  This course is FREE to veterans and open to others for a fee of $150.  Note, although the class if free to veterans, a $25 deposit is required in order to hold your place in the class.  This $25 deposit will be returned upon successful completion of the class series. Advance registration is required.

Horsemanship II Class series - To Be Scheduled
This 6-week class series meets for 2 hours per week for 6 weeks and is a continuation of Horsemanship I. The purpose of this course is to continue to assist in regulating social skills and mental well-being through an activity based relationship with a horse which include studying the proper management, care, and handling of a horse. Activities are organized to help clients in areas of assertiveness, relationships, trust, patience, communication, body language, confidence, and overall emotional regulation.  Participants’ emphasis will be on hands on participation. Participants will have adequate time to apply these principles to a horse and are given opportunities to reflect on how these principles apply to their life. Goals will be set and participants will work to reach these goals.  This course is FREE to veterans and open to others for a fee of $150.  Note, although the class if free to veterans, a $25 deposit is required in order to hold your place in the class.  This $25 deposit will be returned upon successful completion of the class series.  Advance registration is required.

Horsemanship III Class series

Thursday mornings from 10:30 - 12:30 beginning Thursday August 6th and ending Thursday September 10th, 2020
This 6-week class series meets for 2 hours per week for 6 weeks and is a continuation of Horsemanship II. Participants must have successfully completed both Horsemanship I and II in order to take this class series.  The purpose of this course is to continue to assist in regulating social skills and mental well-being through an activity based relationship with a horse which include studying the proper management, care, and handling of a horse. Activities are organized to help clients in areas of assertiveness, relationships, trust, patience, communication, body language, confidence, and overall emotional regulation.  Participants’ emphasis will be on hands on participation. Participants will have adequate time to apply these principles to a horse and are given opportunities to reflect on how these principles apply to their life. Goals will be set and participants will work to reach these goals.  This course is FREE to veterans and open to others for a fee of $150.  Note, although the class if free to veterans, a $25 deposit is required in order to hold your place in the class.  This $25 deposit will be returned upon successful completion of the class series.  Advance registration is required.

Upcoming Events
 

Vets By The Lake

2020 Update - None scheduled due to COVID-10 concerns.

Join us for a fun filled afternoon by the lake!  This event is open to veterans and their families.  This is a very informal event that takes place from 1pm until 4pm at the HARTH facilities.  Bring a dish to share, whatever you want to grill for you and your family, your favorite water floaties and your own cooler and you are all set!  We have games and grills ready to go.  Advance registration is required.  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register and to get more information.

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How to Help

There are many ways to help including financial donations, horse sponsorships (join our Blue Ribbon Club), special needs individuals scholarship program (participate in our Helping Hands Program), volunteering, donating supplies and much more.  Our programs are possible due to donations and the generosity of our sponsors and supporters. 

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Connect With Us

Telephone: 512.656.7698 
Email:     info@harthtx.org

3307 Sunset Cliff Road
Burnet, Texas 78611