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Meet our friends at Operation Horses & Heroes

“Horses are incredibly forgiving. They fill in the places we’re not capable of filling in ourselves.” – Buck Brannaman

Operation Horses and Heroes is an intensive, multi-day Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) designed to immerse veterans, healing heroes and active duty service members – as well as their families – in the world of the horse. EAP incorporates horses experientially and uses them as tools for mental and behavioral health therapy, as well as personal growth.

Learn more about Operation Horses & Heroes here.

Getting Involved

Through a variety of activities, spanning from simple care and grooming to powerful therapy sessions, the full days are filled with opportunities for personal growth and learning while providing ample time to bond with others who have shared similar experiences from their military careers.

Program Benefits:

  • Promotes camaraderie
  • Assists in reintegration
  • Fosters creative thinking
  • Improves self-esteem
  • Helps with stress reduction
  • Instills leadership
  • Promotes a positive attitude
  • Improves communication
  • Post-program resources
  • Opportunity for graduates to return and give back

Most importantly – this program is FREE to all veterans and healing heroes with PTSD, TBI, prosthetics, emotional or social challenges.

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Volunteer Opportunities

  • Social Media Coordinator: are you skilled at social media coordination and marketing? OHH has a limited social media outreach and is currently looking to expand with some pro-bono efforts in this arena. (Approx. 10 hours a month)
  • Miscellanous Involvement: does the mission of OHH resonate with you? Do you have a passion for serving veterans or an interest in learning more about EAP? There may be an opportunity for you to participate in an upcoming OHH program or event. Reach out to OHH directly to learn more! (Contact info below)

Interested in any of these? Contact Jerry Paulsen ( or via phone at 847-529-5205 if you have any questions!

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More Ways to Give Involved

Come check out the Operation Horses & Heroes booth at the 49th Annual Spartan Stampede, presented by the Michigan State Rodeo Club.

When: February 16-18th, 2018
Where: MSU Pavillion, East Lansing, MI

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