Support Operation Free Ride
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Help provide a healing experience for veterans and their families.
As our heroes on the frontline make their way home, the transition isn't always easy. From frequent deployments back to the civilian life at the snap of a finger, time at war has taken a physical and emotional toll on these soldiers and their families.
Horses have become one way to reconnect veterans with their families and lives. Taking a cue from this positive interaction, Horses4Heroes has instigated a program called Operation Free Ride that pairs up our heroes and their families with horses for a day, providing an all-expenses-paid opportunity to begin the process of healing wounds inflicted by war and separation.
"The whole point of Operation Free Ride is to reach out to our returning combat veterans," Sydney Knott, Horses4Heroes president and executive director, says. "We've been told by the VA, getting those families reunited, reconnected, and reacquainted is very important to them. If we can do it through horseback riding, that's what we should do."
Operation Free Ride is a national initiative that provides veterans and their loved ones a one-time opportunity to experience the benefits of horses and horseback riding programs and activities.
You can help. $50 provides a full day of horse-related fun for a military troop, veteran, or first responder, and for their family.
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