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Humans healing

with the help of horses.

Serving North Central Arizona

Honorary Ambassador Heroes & Horses Veterans-First Responder Award

Congratulations to the 2021 Honorary Ambassador Heroes & Horses Veterans/First Responder Award

The Oltersdorf family has been selected for this honor.

Mom and Dad are Air Force Veterans. Dad is a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Deputy and both have an 8 year old daughter. Derek, Jamie and Payton have experienced more than their share of challenges in 2020. It has been a year of loss and major expenses.

Heroes & Horses reached out to our first responder and veteran’s community for recommendations for the ambassador award. On January 2 nd this family will be presented with the award and community donation. The ceremony will be held at the ‘Big Horse Ranch’ in Prescott, AZ. We will be surrounded by our EAL/EAP herd (Bailey, Coors, Boogie, Peter, Biggie, Fernando and Chica). Goldfish, Fred, will be attending from his home in the mini-donkey’s water trough. Yes, he lives under the ice. Our appreciation and gratitude to these Veterans is unbound. Dad’s service continued into law enforcement. Please help us pray for this family and send them warmth, healing and hope for 2021.

Heroes & Horses, Inc.

 

Heroes & Horses

Mission

Heroes & Horses, Inc. helps veterans, communities and families build confidence, clarity and connection through equine assisted learning and therapy.

 

Vision

We imagine a world where every veteran, first responder and everyday hero has the tools, resources and support to live an empowered life and make positive contributions to their family and community.

 

What we do

Our team of humans + horses provides alternative experiential therapy for heroes—veterans, first responders, everyday heroes and their families—to process and cope with life challenges. Through one-to-one, personal interaction with horses, our Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Assisted Therapy programs address participants’ responses such as disconnection, despondence and depression and restore emotional well-being with the help of the connectedness modeled by horses in the herd dynamic. With the guidance of equine partners and experienced program facilitators, heroes shift their mindset from self-defeated to self-directed.

 

Who we serve

We serve individuals, families and community seeking increased quality of life. This may include, but is certainly not limited to:

  • Military veterans
  • Active duty military
  • Fire fighters
  • EMTs and paramedics
  • Medical personnel
  • Law enforcement
  • Social workers
  • Therapists
  • Recovery community
  • Coaches
  • Caregivers and hospice workers
  • …as well as their families.

If you work or have worked in one of these professions, we thank you for your service and we acknowledge and honor all you have sacrificed to protect and care for your community. If you live with emotional discomfort, unsuccessful coping methods or an inability to connect with or trust others, our Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Assisted Therapy programs can help you repair your relationships with yourself, your family and your community.

 

Why horses?

Sharing personal challenges with an equine partner that has experienced trauma, loss or abuse creates a bond that enables personal disclosure with a trusted confidant. For more information on why horses are an excellent partner for learning, healing, connection and de-escalation, visit our blog.

 

Servicing Northern Central Arizona and beyond.

Heroes & Horses programs are held at two different ranches in the Prescott Quad Cities area of picturesque northern Arizona, both offering a unique blend of rim country and high desert environments.

Our Partners

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety...
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Grant Award From Albertsons/Safeway/Vons Southwest Division

We are so grateful and excited to announce that we have received a grant award from Albertsons, Safeway and Vons Southwest Division. This award will...
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Grant Award From Walmart Store #3730

We are so grateful and excited to announce that we have received a grant from Walmart Store #3730 located at 3450 N. Glassford Hill Road,...
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Many thanks to The Club at Prescott Lakes!

Heroes & Horses is delighted to announce that we have received a contribution of $8,000 from The Club at Prescott Lakes golf club, in support...
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This is a great video overview of our beginnings, vision and mission for Heroes & Horses. Enjoy!:

We are Covid19 conscious! Click the X at top right to contine to our website.

The Heroes & Horses team is committed to protecting the health and safety of our human participants, staff & volunteers as well as our equine herd. We are meeting the challenges posed by the global Covid19 pandemic by honoring physical distancing guidelines for participants who are not coming to us as shared household members. We are also maintaining sanitization standards at our ranch location. All of our services are taking place in an outdoor setting and we are following CDC guidelines for sanitizing any equipment used. Thank you for respecting these guidelines and allowing us to adjust our approach. As always, we take our community responsibility seriously.