Email Address

enquiries@rangersridingranch.org

Phone Number

0300 102 3566

Veterans, Active Service & Emergency Workers

Rangers Riding Ranch offers equine and non-equine programmes to help veterans, active service personnel and emergency workers adapt to their injuries.

Veterans, Active Service & Emergency Workers

Many veterans, active service personnel or emergency workers face a wide range of visible (for example, life changing injuries) and invisible (for example, mental health issues including PTSD) challenges which impacts on their ability to transition back into civilian life or continue in active service.

Working with horses is a good way of achieving this as horses are so well suited to assisting in therapeutic situations, and research has shown that working with horses improves the overall quality of life on physiological, psychological, and spiritual levels.

Although horses have their own unique histories, personalities, moods, and needs for connection, they function within a herd, and just observing herd behaviour can make humans aware of their own challenges.

This is especially significant for veterans, active service personnel and emergency workers who are conditioned to be on alert and aware of themselves and others.

Equine-assisted learning

Horses can help veterans learn to develop the relationships they need to reconnect with their communities, each other, and their families.

Research has demonstrated that even caring for horses by grooming, feeding, and being around them has positive effects on physiological and psychological functioning.

Equine-assisted learning allows veterans, active personnel and emergency workers to experiment with caring for another again.

The relationship that develops between the individual and horse becomes a powerful change agent.

Making a Referral to Rangers Riding Ranch

We welcome referrals from Schools; GPs; other medical staff (including counsellors; occupational therapists and physiotherapists) as well as from other charities and non-profit making organisations working with children and young people with additional needs.

To make a referral please contact us: