BraveHearts Therapeutic Riding and Educational Center

Project Title
Trail to Zero; Mental Health Retreat Pilot
Alternative Medicine
Harvard, IL

BraveHearts provides innovative equine-assisted activities and therapies in support of children, adults, and our military veterans. Located in Harvard and Poplar Grove Illinois, BraveHearts has the largest horse program in the country for military veterans; all veterans receive services at no cost. Veteran participants may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, and other issues associated with a return from active service. Veterans learn horsemanship skills and techniques on how to gentle a horse. This grant supports BraveHearts’ Trail to Zero suicide prevention rides in St. Louis and Chicagoland; care of two therapy horses; and 4 Veteran mental health retreats (program pilot).