First Responders – fire, police, paramedics, EMT’s, search and rescue, 911 dispatch, and others – work on the front lines to protect their communities, making them routinely among the first to be exposed to a scene of conflict, trauma, and/or disaster.
As a result, they experience injuries, post-traumatic stress, and other disorders at higher rates, well above those of the general population. Barnabas Horse Foundation’s equine assisted learning workshops encourage physical, cognitive, and relational rehabilitation, providing a safe environment in which clients can redevelop independence, confidence, and self-awareness.
Barnabas Horse Foundation (BHF) never charges any fees to First Responders. This is our gift to you, our heroes, for the work you do every single day. We see you; we hear you; we have you. This program is funded by the generosity of our supporters and community members via donations and horse sponsorships.
BHF’s Equine Assisted Learning and Wellness Program is eight (8) workshop-style sessions with horses and is aimed at addressing topics such as self-awareness, stress reduction, and work/life balance. Sessions can be tailored for specific individual and group goals. Sessions are unmounted with no riding involved and no horse experience necessary.
Join us at the farm to build resiliency, learn self-regulation techniques, restore confidence, reduce anxiety, and just breathe.