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 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. They have deployed or worked closely with units and individuals that have been on the front lines and are walking the same path as you. Give us a shout. We would love to show you around.
One does not 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 in order to achieve goals that enhance physical, emotional, social, cognitive, behavioral and educational skills for people who have disabilities is very empowering. By focussing on a team approach in order to provide treatment for the individual with the guidance of riding instructor participants learn valuable therapeutic riding skills and often develop strong relationship between horse and rider that creates a strong emotional bond.
We don’t charge veterans directly for our services. We have created a program where costs will be offset by donations, grants, service partners, and insurance. Our mission is to provide equine therapeutic activities at no direct cost to our clients. It’s not your job to worry about the cost.