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Military Horse Sense:
Fundamentals of Serving Veterans with Horses


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Ready to start your "Horses Supporting Veterans" program,
but not sure where to begin?

Not a Veteran yourself, but want to serve?

What do you need to know--beyond basic equine therapy/learning skills--before announcing that you serve Veterans?

Become Confident and Competent working with the Military!

We got your 6!

(Don’t know what that means? Then this course is for you!)

Join Shannon Knapp, MA, NLC-EP, EAGALA Advanced, and Jake LaRue, USMC, CPSS, and EAGALA Certified, with thousands of hours of hands-on time with the military.

There are three options to choose from to help you launch your own Veterans program!

1. Online Webinar
2. Three-Day Onsite with Veterans
3. Both the Online and Onsite Trainngs

More about each below!

Online Webinar - Eight Classes; Over 14 hours of information!

Get ready to go deep into the subject of how to support those who served. Objectives include:

  • Understand the different branches of the military and the history, mission, culture, and the subcultures that exist within each branch.

  • Understand the impact of trauma on the brain and articulate appropriate responses; Identify key issues specific to military trauma.

  • List top strategies for engaging veterans and a veteran referral network

  • Identify programming options for veterans, including therapy, learning, and horsemanship, as well as retreats, immersions and other methods.

  • Identify appropriate pre—post-during assessment tools for generating basic outcome data

We’ll share our experience with you, invite key guest speakers and help you learn from our mistakes and our successes.

Spring 2020: starting in March 2020 (7 calls on TUESDAYS, 1 call on THURSDAY; all calls recorded; dates will be as follows: 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/2, 4/7, 4/14. All calls 7pm EST.


Shannon and Jake have been working together serving veterans since 2013, hosting multi-day/night immersions, day-long retreats, weekly groups, individual therapy and much more, partnering with  Veterans Administration organizations as well as many Veteran Service Programs.

Together they have worked with and supported nearly 2000 veterans from World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom, presenting a range of programs, including therapy, learning and horsemanship offerings.

We'd be honored to support you in doing the best job possible
for our Veterans!


Onsite Training at Horse Sense: March 27-29, 2020

Do you want to hands-on learning? Join us for a deeper dive

  • Observe/support our weekly Fall-In Friday group for veterans and first responders

  • Observe/support a Veterans group from our local VA

  • Enjoy a roundtable discussion with veterans & other professionals specializing in veterans

  • Experience the basics of delivering Mindfulness, Drumming and other supportive practices in a Trauma-Informed way

  • Learn about and experience the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), a best-practices program for Veterans with PTSD

  • Hands-on experience with the Horse Sense herd of 23+ rescue/rehab horses

Spaces for JUST the Onsite Training are limited; preference will be given to folks who are registering for BOTH the online and onsite. If there are spaces left for JUST the onsite, they will be made available on March 10, 2020.
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REFUND POLICY for ONSITE EXPERIENCE: Full refund if you cancel with more than 60 days notice. Within 60 days of the event, the balance minus $95 will be refunded. Within 3 weeks notice, no refund available.