“Comrades in Arms & Post Traumatic Growth Workshops” – Horses & Veterans – Monthly Equine Assisted Learning Workshops for Military Veterans




“Comrades in Arms”  Horses and Military Veterans Harnessing Awareness and Creating Positive Change

EAL Workshops for Honorably Discharged/Retired Military Veterans, Active Duty, National Guard, First Responders are welcome!

Comrades in Arms, meaning those that have worked for the same cause or purpose and shared the same difficulties and dangers are monthly equine assisted and learning (EAL), experiential workshops offered to military veterans of any age, who have served in any branch of the military!  These 1.5 hour workshops are offered on designated Saturday’s throughout the year (see schedule below for specific dates) and offered at NO COST thanks to donors of our veterans scholarship program! Registration is required as seating is limited to 10 for each session.

Join other military veterans for this hands on workshop and come meet our healing horses.  Facilitated by our licensed and credentialed treatment team, learn how to care for them through grooming and mindfulness techniques and other on the ground team building exercises. Gain knowledge on how they communicate and survive in the wild and within their herd. Experience powerful lessons through experiential learning activities.  The simple act of being in the presence of a horse can calm our minds, relieve stress & anxiety, help lower blood pressure, reduce the effects of trauma, reduce pain and more!

Comrades in Arms – 2023 Monthly Schedule, TIMES 10am-11:30am :

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Saturday, March 18, 2023

*APRIL 2023 – See schedule/description above to participate in Trauma to Transformation series (April 1, 15, 22, 29) TIMES 10am-2pm

Saturday, May 20, 2023

Saturday, June 24, 2023 (*special event in conjunction with Wounded Warriors Project) sign up to join us between 11a-3pm, lunch served

Saturday, July 15, 2023
Saturday, August 12, 2023
Saturday, September 16, 2023
Saturday, October 21, 2023
Saturday, November 11, 2023 – SPECIAL VETERANS DAY EVENT 
*No December Comrades Session – see you back on January 20, 2024!

(PAST EVENTS) POST TRAUMATIC GROWTH – TRAUMA to TRANSFORMATION SERIES (DATES OFFERED: April 1 (10a-2p), April 15, April 22, April 29, 2023 – TIMES: 10a-1pm weeks 2,3,4)

Post-traumatic growth (PTG) happens when you’re able to transform trauma and use adversity to your advantage. It’s the growth that can occur from trauma. This is a 4 week series. Attend one or attend all four.
Participants can gain:
* Increased personal strength
* Closer and more meaningful relationships with others
* New possibilities
* Appreciation of life
* Spiritual growth and change
All PTG equine activities will be on the ground, no riding, experiential, small group learning experience; facilitated by our treatment team: the therapy horses of Forever Amber Acres, Clinician Rob Pliskin, LSW and Michele Bolinger, certified Equine Specialist

Participants in Comrades in Arms and/or Trauma to Transformation workshops will gain healthy connections, strength and confidence, while reducing the effects of trauma and related disorders.

*Register for one or all workshops!

** Just tell us in the comments section which dates you’re signing up for! 

Inquiry for more information about the Equine Assisted Learning Workshop for Military Veterans.

If you need to cancel, please email us within 48 hours in advance of the event, so another veteran can have the opportunity to attend