Equine Therapy

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 216 has partnered with the Tulsa Boys’ Home to offer the Warriors In Saddles program.

Tulsa Boys

Warriors In Saddles is an Equine Therapeutic Riding program that helps heal and empower Veterans who are suffering from combat exposure. By working with well mannered horses in a secure setting at the Tulsa Boys Home, Veterans learn trust, confidence, balance, and self-reliance.

The 5-week class gives the Veteran a chance to learn grooming, groundwork, saddling, and riding. Each week adding new skills. At the end of five weeks, the Veteran will be riding independently and negotiating simple obstacle courses.

There is no cost to Veterans to participate in the program.

How Equine Therapy Helps Veterans
Video courtesy of TulsaPeople Magazine (October 2016)

What You Learn

Each of the five weeks in a Warriors In Saddles class teaches the Veteran basic horsemanship skills, with each week building on the previous week.

Week 1: Meet your horse, learn grooming skills and ground work
Week 2: Grooming, ground work, trust walk
Week 3: Grooming, saddle horse, learn to turn the horse, hackamore training
Week 4: Grooming, saddle horse, switch to reins
Week 5: Grooming, saddle horse, obstacle course, graduation

Warriors In Saddles is a great way for Veterans to get comfortable with our equine friends, and learn how to handle, mount, and ride a horse!

Class Schedule

Warriors In Saddles meets in the covered horse arena at the Tulsa Boys Home each Wednesday morning from 9 AM to 11 AM. Friday classes are held at 1 PM to 3 PM.

The Tulsa Boy’s Home is located at 2727 S. 136th West Avenue in Sand Springs, OK 74063

There is no cost to Veterans to participate in the program.

Warriors In Saddles 2019 Class Schedule

1st Class
February 20, 2019
February 27, 2019
March 6, 2019
March 13, 2019
March 20, 2019

2nd Class
April 5, 2019 (Friday Class)
April 10, 2019
April 17, 2019
April 19, 2019 (Friday Class)
April 24, 2019
May 1, 2019
May 3, 2019 (Friday Class)
May 8, 2019
May 17, 2019 (Friday Class)

3rd Class
May 29, 2019
June 5, 2019
June 7, 2019 (Friday Class)
June 12, 2019
June 19, 2019
June 26, 2019

4th Class
June 17, 2019
July 24, 2019
July 31, 2019
August 7, 2019
August 14, 2019

5th Class
September 4, 2019
September 6, 2019 (Friday Class)
September 11, 2019
September 18, 2019
September 20, 2019 (Friday Class)
September 25, 2019
September 12, 2019
October 2, 2019

For more information on Friday classes, call Ralph Henderson at 918-809-4534.

Sign-Up / Contact

There is no cost to Veterans to participate in Warriors In Saddles.

If interested in participating, please call or text Eddie at: 918-859-7788

Please indicate which Class you prefer. See the Class Schedule here.

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Donate

Warriors In Saddles is entirely a volunteer operation. We welcome donations to help with feed, gear, and other costs associated with caring for the horses and running the program.

Donate through PayPal

Thank you for helping us help Veterans!