Horses & Heroes


Serving Veterans with PTSD

Horses help Veterans reconnect in a foreign world and rediscover a sense of purpose. A certified therapeutic riding instructor facilitates group sessions that include both mounted activities and ground work. Group and individual counseling sessions are available to Veterans diagnosed with PTSD. A licensed mental health professional partners with therapy horses to support the client's goals. Program activities are designed to improve mental health and foster successful relationships in a civilian society. If you are interested in finding out more, contact our Director of Veteran Affairs here.



Riding as a Member of the Veteran’s Drill Team

The McCormick Research Institute is home to the Horses & Heroes drill team that is showcased at various rodeos and events. All members interested in participating in the drill team must first receive training and graduate from one of our programs. Please contact our program manager here for information involving Veterans.



Group Counseling Workshop for Veterans with PTSD

As part of our programs, we offer 10-week sessions using horses in a group counseling environment. And the program is offered free of charge to Veterans. To inquire about participation in one of our workshops, please contact our program manager here and download the application here.
Photo Credit: Janel Norton
About McCormick
4651 Rummell Road
St. Cloud, FL 34771
407-933-7433 (RIDE)
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