Everything about today's experience was amazing. From Sarah instructing and demonstrating the steps of earning a mustangs trust, to apply those skill to the practicality of every day life. I will definitely return and have my family experience this. Thank you so much for taking the time to show us veterans what more is out there in the country life."
- Jose, 22's Militia
22's Militia co-ed program
In partnership with 22s Militia, we invite veterans to come out to the ranch to experience the horses. They will learn a variety of exercises to develop skillsets that are aimed to assist their everyday lives. They will learn safety, leadership, relationship building, emotional control, and more extremely important skill sets. This retreat is aimed to help veterans work through their challenges and gain confidence in themselves.
This program is currently sponsored by the Mr Ballen Foundation
Veteran's Wood Cutting Program
The R I D E Foundation and Our Heroes Dreams have teamed up for this multi-faceted program. This programs removes dead oak trees from the horse trails to provide firewood for elderly veterans.
This program is in loving memory of Corporal Ron Mitchell, 1st Battalion fifth Marine Regiment of the first Marine Division
Combining Our Heroes Dreams' retreat with The R I D E Foundation's equine program, Recovery in the Wild aims at helping First Responders, Peace Officers, and Veterans in recovery from traumatic experiences. This program utilizes at risk horses to teach a specific skill set to assist people with managing issues related to PTSD, social anxieties, as well as emotional and developmental disorders. This is a program that takes our heroes out into the backcountry and allows them time with the group for rehabilitation and recovery.
"At some point in their life, 7 out of every 100 veterans will have PTSD. In the general population, 6 out of every 100 adults will have PTSD in their lifetime."
-US Department of Veterans Affairs