Veteran/First Responder Mentors for Horses Announced Spring 2022

GAIT TRC is initiating a project, funded by the Robert H. Spitz Foundation, to develop mentorships for the horses. Veterans and First Responders, regardless of any past horse experience, are invited to help GAIT with this effort to partner its working horses with individuals who can provide consistent interaction. Developing both effective partnerships and a conditioning program is essential for GAIT’s most valuable resource. Horse-human interactions, such as grooming, develop relational skills in the horse such as trust and connection. Activities may also include leading horses through courses and challenges in a safe and natural environment. Participants, trained by an equine specialist, will further GAIT’s opportunities to provide Equine Assisted Services for those in our community with special needs.