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Military Horse Sense:
Fundamentals of Serving Veterans with Horses

Online, Onsite, or Both!

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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!)

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 Trainings

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

  • Learn common diagnoses and co-occurring disorders for PTSD

  • 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 with you our experience, invite key guest speakers, and help you learn from our mistakes and our successes.


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.

Can't make the specific time or know you'll miss a class? Don't worry!
We record all classes and will send to you!

Register for the 8-Class Webinar Series below

Special rate available for 2-person treatment team registration: $995!


Want it all? We have an Extra Special Offer for you!
Folks who participate in both our Online and Onsite portion of this program earn the possibility of being on staff for one of our Veterans Immersion Programs, serving and supporting 6-8 Veterans for 4 days/3 nights on the farm, sharing a wide array of healing options with horses.

Register for BOTH the 8-Class Webinar Series AND the Onsite Training below

Special rate available for 2-person treatment team
registration: $1990

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.


Onsite Training at Horse Sense: October 4-6

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

Register for only the Onsite Training below

Special rate available for 2-person treatment
team registration: $995!

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

This webinar and/or onsite training may provide 8 Eagala CEU’s for certification renewal through the independent study program.

The SCHEDULE for the Military Horse Sense Online Webinar Series and Onsite Learning Weekend Webinars are held from 8-9pm EDT

September 9 - (Zoom Call) Cultural Competence with military populations

September 16 - (Zoom Call) What kind(s) of trainings are needed in EAP/EAL Trainings? (EAGALA, NL, HMS, Trauma and the Brain, etc)

September 23 - (Zoom Call) Mental Health Professional with over 10 years experience working with combat vets on the call to discuss the differences between combat trauma and other. We'll also cover common diagnoses, co-occurring, the vet populations we tend to see/have seen

September 30 (Zoom Call) Marketing/Getting in the door: How do you get to offer this work? Vets notoriously "turtle-like" better get it right, right from the start!

October 2 - Book/move night, pre 9/11

October 4 thru 6 - Onsite Training with HSOTC & HSOTC Veterans

October 14 - (Zoom Call) Our Direct Experience

October 28 - Book/Movie night, post 9/11

October 30 - (Zoom Call) Research, testing & data class

REFUND POLICY (available for Onsite AND Webinar and JUST Onsite options; no refund for JUST Webinar option): 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.