Veterans, Active Military, Spouses, Significant Others, Caregivers, and Immediate Family are invited to HETRA’s Monthly Equine Experience Events. Participants will take part in equine-assisted activities designed to engage the senses, learn communication techniques, and discover how our equine partners can assist us with reintegration into our communities. Herd Dynamics, Round Penning, and Grooming activities serve as the foundation of the experience. We offer three different sessions. These sessions are set up to cater to a different demographic, so please read the description of the different levels below before signing up.
Beginner: is open to adults and includes Veterans, Active Duty Military, Spouses, significant others or caregivers that have not attended a previous HETRA Veterans event. The participants will learn more about HETRA and our mission, and begin to interact with the horses through equine-assisted activities. The participants will find that this event offers a comfortable and supportive environment tailored to meet their needs.
Advanced: is open to adults and includes: Veterans, Active Duty Military, Spouses, significant others and caregivers that have previously attended a HETRA beginner event. This more in-depth experience will allow the participants to interact with the horses through more progressive equine-assisted activities tailored to provide challenges as well as growth opportunities for each participant.
Family events: are open to adults and children 5 years and older to include: Veterans, Active Duty Military, Spouses, significant others, caregivers and children (5 years and older). This event will provide fun for the whole family offering equine-assisted activities that will allow participants to engage individuals as well as a family unit.
**Please note that the class will be canceled if we have less than 4 participants - you will be notified by HETRA if it is being canceled.
When - Fridays (8/11, 8/28, 9/18, 10/23, 11/20)
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Facilitator - Kelli Hatzenbuehler, PLMHP
Where - HETRA, 10130 S. 222nd Street, Gretna, NE
Cost - Free for Veteran's and their family members to attend