Horses of Hope in Baxter Springs, KS AND Buffalo, MO offers the HOPE for Heroes program. BOTH HOH facilities currently have the availability for four Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) alumni to ride for free for 10 sessions during the months of July through August.
All that is required in participating is be registered with WWP, receive a referral from a WWP resource center, fill out our simple Participant Application, and complete any surveys required by WWP. Riders must provide their own transportation to and from the riding centers (Baxter Springs – 6968 SE 20th St./ Buffalo – 55 Kelly Road). Each session lasts one hour and consists of equine assisted activities that can include ground work and horseback riding, depending upon the client’s needs and goals. Equine activities can help veterans and service members strengthen physically and relax mentally in a positive and welcoming environment. WWP has partnered with PATH, Int’l (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) to offer this service. Wounded Warrior Project serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness or wound coincident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001. Space is limited. Once the available slots are filled, prospective riders will be placed on a waiting list if additional funding is available. For more information, or to sign up contact Horses of Hope at 620-674-3458 (KS) or 417-345-5210 (MO).