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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

Please join us on Saturday October 17th, 2020 for our second Annual Feedraiser!  Please help us reach our goal of raising at least 7 tons of feed for our therapy horses which are at the heart of our equine programs!   HARTH will also have some great horse themed gifts to purchase as well as our fabulous T-shirts.  Can't attend the event?  No problem!!  You can call ahead and purchase feed for our event.  Call Hill Country Feed and Hay at (512) 756-7674 and tell them you want to purchase feed for HARTH's Feedraiser Fundraiser!

We also have some FABULOUS raffle prizes!  Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.  Tickets are available from HARTH (and many HARTH volunteers - email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Hill Country Feed and Hay, and Unshakeable Grounds.    Prizes include:

Shop in Burnet Prize Basket (Value over $200!)

A Beautiful Mess – Soy candle by Waterloo Candles
Bill’s Burgers - $25 gift certificate
Café Twenty-Three Hundred - $40 gift certificate
Carolee’s - $25 gift certificate
HEB - $50 Gift Certificate
Salem’s Jewelry – Necklace
The Frame Corner – Photograph Frame
The Trailblazer - $25 gift certificate
Unshakeable Grounds – New house coffee blend

  Tito’s Signature Gift Basket valued at $175

 

       Taste of Cooper’s BBQ Gift Basket valued at $70

•5 $10 Gift Cards to Cooper’s
•Bottle of Sauce
•Jar of Spices

     Custom Gourmet Coffee Basket  (Value over $60)

•3 bags of custom roasted coffee donated by “The Canteen Cup”, Bethlehem, GA .  The Canteen Cup is a Veteran owned business.
•French press.

Please help support our FABULOUS event sponsors!!

 

Upcoming Classes

**NEW Program**   "Back In the Saddle" Pilot Program for Veterans experiencing symptoms of PTSD
HARTH is kicking off a pilot program for veterans who are experiencing symptoms of PTSD (anxiety, depression, anger, sleep issues and more).  This 6-week class series consistis of ground work and horseback riding.  Class size is small - maximum of 3 per class.  We currently have 2 6-week class series scheduled -
1.  October 14th through November 18th; 6:30pm - 8:00pm
2.  October 15th through November 19th; 6:30pm - 8:00pm
We are also considering offering an additional series earlier in the day if there is enough interest.   
The cost is $100 for 6 weeks. 
Click here to download the program application.
If you'd like more information on this pilot program, please contact our instructor, Jereny at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call/text at (830) 613-7550.

Horsemanship I Class series

Saturday mornings from 10:30 - 12:30 beginning Wednesday October 7th, 2020 and continuing for 6 weeks.

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 - To Be Scheduled
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 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.