The War Horse project offers veterans and active duty service members a place to learn horse handling and equine behavior while interacting with other service members. There is no cost for the program.
War Horse Project
- Volunteer opportunities
- The camaraderie with other Veterans and
Active Duty service members.
- Advanced horsemanship and other workshops.
Veterans and Active Duty Service Members Equine Therapy
Our veterans’ horsemanship, called Warhorse Project at Sky View Farm Castle Rock, is open to both Veterans and Active Duty service members.
The focus of this program is to teach horse handling skills equine behavior and psychology and safety. Participants have the opportunity to pursue more advanced equine training and handling as well as riding endeavors. Through meaningful interactions with horses and the development of effective horse-human relationships, participants can develop or improve important life skills such as self-awareness, self-confidence, emotional regulation, and both verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
Elaine Marion, TRI, ESMHL
Elaine has spent a lifetime pursuing her education as a horsewoman and has learned from nationally and internationally acclaimed horsemen. She has been training horses and instructing riders for over 20 years. Her multidisciplinary background includes Eventing, Dressage and Jumpers as well as some experience in western disciplines such as Ranch Versatility. Elaine holds certifications through PATH Intl in both Therapeutic Riding as well as an Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning. She is also a USDF Silver Medal rider.