Veterans Equine Therapeutic Services
PO Box 621
New London, CT
Send us a message and we will take the time to get to know you so we can get you in the right program.
Still not sure if we can be of help? Check through some frequently asked questions and then send us a message.
VETS is a veteran-focused program. Equine-assisted therapy, or horse help, has many applications across the health spectrum. We serve clients with a broad range of issues from reintegration stress to physical, emotional and psychological combat trauma.
And, VETS knows vets. We were founded by veterans and those with close ties to the military community. We have deployed or worked closely with units and individuals that have been on the front lines and are walking the same path that you’re on. Give us a shout. We would love to show you around.
You don’t have to ride to achieve the desired effects of equine assisted therapy. Horses can act as an aid by giving those with disabilities a companion to care for. Grooming such as brushing, bathing, and currying aid in joint range of motion and have a relaxing and calming effect.
Riding horses enhances physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral and educational skills for people who have disabilities. By focusing on a team approach, riding instructors provide treatment for individuals. Participants learn valuable therapeutic riding skills and often develop strong emotional bonds with the horses.
We don’t charge veterans for our services. Our program expenses are offset by donations, grants, service partners and insurance. Our mission is to provide equine therapeutic activities at zero cost to those in need.
“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.”
“Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.” love can do that.
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