Horses helping Heroes

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Stable Hands – Horses helping Heroes


A program of Stable Hands where military Veterans who have sustained  a physical or mental injury, illness or wound can recover strength and confidence while developing horsemanship skills..

pic1 HhHHorses helping Heroes is built on the foundation of Veteran peer support and utilizes the camaraderie between Servicemen and women to provide a healing environment. Trained Veteran volunteers assist with each session. The program operates on Wednesdays at the picturesque Double H Ranch in Yreka CA. Horsemanship and adapted riding skills are taught in mounted and dismounted sessions by PATH certified riding instructors and a licensed occupational therapist.

We provide a supportive atmosphere and help Veterans discover an activity you can be successful with regardless of your injuries such as:

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Post-Traumatic Stress


Musculoskeletal Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injury

Neuromuscular Disorders


Founded in 1996 Stable Hands is a PATH premier accredited center and follows the national standards set by PATH (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International).   Stable Hands is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization.

Contact Marcia Cushman by email at for more information.

“My Horse Has PTSD”: A North State Marine’s Survival Tale

Stable Hands’ Veterans Program was featured in the Vanguard 2010 Issue. To view the article, go to page 16.

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