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Aiding Healing and Recovery Thru Horses



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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 Classes

Horsemanship I - 6 week series   We have 2 courses coming up!  Space is limited so sign up now!  Just 3 spots left for our Thursday morning classes and 4 spots left for our Saturday morning classes!
Class series starting Thursday January 24th, 2019 and Class series starting Saturday February 2nd, 2019.

This 6-week class series takes place from 10:30am until 12:30pm on either Thursday or Saturday mornings 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.

Thursday morning classes: starting January 24th 2019 and ending on February 28th, 2019.  Lunch provided after class
Saturday morning classes:  starting February 2nd, 2019 and ending March 9th, 2019.  Lunch provided after the class.

Upcoming Events

Vets By The Lake

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.

Weekend Retreat Schedule for Veterans

We have not yet determined dates for our 2019 series.  Stay tuned!  Or, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get on the waiting list.

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