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Healing and Recovery Through Horses

 

News

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

Check out the article on HARTH in the Burnet Bulletin.

L.L.Casey & Co., LLC, Property Tax Appeal and Consulting Services is now a Helping Hands sponsor!  Thank you!
Reese's Truck Pieces has joined our efforts to provide scholarships through our Helping Hands Program!  Thank you!

A big THANK YOU to Main Street Dental Center for their participation in our Helping Hands Scholarship Program!  There are several students on our waiting list so this donation will be put to good use!

We are thrilled to welcome the folks from Johnson Sewell Ford Lincoln to our Helping Hands Scholarship Program!  Their donation will go to help those with special needs pay for therapeutic riding sessions.  Thank you!

Dr. Elizabeth DeFily of Bluebonnet Veterinary Clinic kicks off our Helping Hands Scholarship Program for those with special needs.  A BIG thank you to Elizabeth DeFily, DVM for her generous donation to our program! 

 

HARTH Foundation Video

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

Our first annual feedraiser was a big success!!! We met our goal of 5 tons of feed!!  Thank you to everyone who came out in support of our event. 

 

Upcoming Classes

 

Horsemanship II Class series - To Be Scheduled
This 6-week class series takes place from 10:30am until 12:30pm on Thursday morning 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 I Class series - To Be Scheduled

This 6-week class series takes place from 10:30am until 12:30pm on Thursday or 4pm until 6pm on Saturday  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.

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.

Meet Our Horses

Our Programs

 
 
 

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