Compared to most of the public, it is more difficult for those who have served in our military to remain relaxed in the present moment and establish meaningful connections with other people. In many cases, this is associated with post-traumatic stress disorder. Additionally, when serving in the military, there is a constant demand for individuals to be acutely aware of their surroundings due to the perilous conditions they face each day. Upon returning to civilian life,
To promote a sense of healing and calm, as well as a sense of understanding, Allaire Community Farm offers a Veteran's Carriage Driving program. Our staff, volunteers, and horses provide a quiet place for veterans to learn how to carriage ride in a natural, stress-free, peaceful setting. Horses love to feel safe and comfortable with others in their herd. They in return provide a calming effect to their riders. Awesome Joe, one of the horses in our therapeutic riding program is known for his good nature, patience and willingness to interact with his rider. So much so that he has been nominated as a Path Intl Region 2 Therapy Horse of the Year!
Through a grant and private donations, Allaire Community Farm is able to offer this program at minimal cost to veterans who qualify.
Sponsoring a Veteran in receiving Carriage driving and or Riding lessons can help Vertans in more ways than you may know. If you would like to learn more about how to support message us! Many Veterans struggle to reintegrate into society because of a hyper-vigilant state caused by PTSD. The ability to develop relationships with civilians can be challenging, sometimes leading to a feeling of isolation even after returning home to friends and family. To promote a sense of healing, calm, and understanding, Allaire Community Farm offers a Veteran's Carriage Driving & Horseback Riding Program. Our staff, volunteers, and horses provide a quiet place for Veterans to learn how to carriage ride in a natural, stress-free, peaceful setting. Which aids in self-regulation and overall help Veterans feel more present in their life.