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Hoof Prints on the Heart
Hoof Prints On The Heart is honored to offer “Hoof Prints for Heroes”, a program specifically designed to work with veterans, active and reserve military members, first responders, and their families. Group and individual sessions are available in a safe, caring supportive and natural environment. Each session is custom-tailored to address participant’s individual, personal, short and long term goals, and involves the participation of a horse or horses. Session designs focus on education about equine psychology and behavior, as well as participant self-awareness. Heroes and family members will learn how horses, as prey animals in nature, are highly sensitive creatures with the ability to quickly assess situations, and provide in-the-moment feedback on our emotions. They also possess the unique ability to mirror our internal perceptions and intentions. The Hoof Prints for Heroes program is an alternative way to learn and grow, and assists participants in exploring new ways to face challenges that may result from serious trauma, or common every day stressors. Each session is unique, but some sample designs include an introduction to basic safety and horse care, equine-based grounding techniques, mindfulness, horsemanship education, leading, grooming, and trail walks. In addition to helping our veterans, Hoof Prints for Heroes gives many horses an opportunity to have a purpose long after their show career ends.