Therapeutic Riding Program Inspires AEMP Scholars

August 14, 2015 / By: Maggie Graham, MSW '16, AEMP Scholar
AEMP Scholars visit Majestic Hills Ranch to Experience the Heroes on Horseback equine therapy program
Volunteers and veterans with Heroes on Horseback

In June, AEMP Scholars spent an afternoon at Majestic Hills Ranch to learn about their Heroes on Horseback therapeutic riding program. Majestic Hills Ranch was founded in 1997 by the organization’s chair, Kim Howard, after she saw the amazing benefits and joy it brought her granddaughter who was born with a terminal respiratory disease.

In 2010, the Heroes on Horseback program was created for veterans who have been injured or disabled in some way. Larry Johnson, the executive director of the program, gave the AEMP Scholars a tour of the ranch, presented its history and detailed some of the incredible transformations he has seen clients make in the therapeutic riding programs.

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