WHAT TO EXPECT
Saratoga WarHorse creates a win-win situation for veterans and off-the-track Thoroughbreds by providing an effective alternative method for healing emotional wounds and offering the horses rewarding and meaningful work after their racing careers have ended. Saratoga WarHorse provides a new experience with a focus on Post-Traumatic Stress that is a vastly different approach from traditional talk therapy. This program is provided at no cost to veterans.
Here is what takes place:
Veterans are provided with a three-day program completely free of charge, including lodging, travel fare and meals.
Veterans undergo classroom and hands-on training with an Equine Connection Coach to prepare them for their interactions with the horses.
After preparations, the veteran and the horse meet in the round pen to begin the Connection Process. Through our Connection Process, an interactive experience is created between off-the-track Thoroughbreds and veterans. By utilizing the silent language of the horse, a mutual trust and profound bond is established that goes beyond verbal communication.