Testimonials from Military Veterans
(From the Retreat held January 24-27, 2017)
[denorious_quotes denorious_text=”I went to a Veterans retreat this past weekend with Code H.O.R.S.E. and Operation Warrior Resolution (OWR) and let me tell you, these people really want to make a positive impact in your life.
All of the Code H.O.R.S.E. family are inviting and make you feel at home. The equine therapy is relaxing and teaches you to balance yourself and connect with your horse.
It’s fun, comforting and so many amazing volunteers are there to help guide you. You can tell the passion that the volunteers have for the horses and your wellbeing. I am thankful for the opportunity to have been invited with open arms by Code H.O.R.S.E. and OWR family. Thank You!” denorious_author=”D.W.”][denorious_quotes denorious_text=”While on a Veterans retreat with Operation Warrior Resolution I had an opportunity to receive equine therapy from Codehorse. While I rode horses a bit growing up, and some while in the Army, I never became vested in riding. The people at Codehorse made it feel like I never got off the horse.
They remind you of how your mood and feelings can influence the horse, and how it behaves, making me have to relax to get the best results from the horse. This relaxation allowed the other aspects of the therapy to really take root for me.
More than just therapy though, the whole team at Codehorse made me feel not only comfortable in what I was doing, but they gave me the tools to become more confident is what I was doing. Their patience, temperament, understanding, and encouragement really set them apart from other organizations. Additionally, their horses are just as patient and well tempered as the people are.
They feed off your emotions, and respond in kind.
I know the two horses I worked with Coffee and Gunner were simply amazing to work with.
Coffee as the ‘Alpha Female’ gave me a bit of a ‘test’ to see what she could get away with. Nothing dangerous, just a test. With their encouragement, I passed her test and we quickly established a great relationship.
Gunner is a rather special horse. He is used for mounted patrol, and has a special gait to him. Yet he reads off how I rode, and when I wanted to have him move a bit faster while competing in a game, he was more than happy to get going. All while making me feel more confident in my abilities.
I would not hesitate for moment to work with the people of Codehorse again.
They truly are masters of this craft.” denorious_author=”J.R.”][denorious_quotes denorious_text=”“ It is a program that gives back to those who swore an oath to “give all” if
demanded of them.”” denorious_author=”R.L.”][denorious_quotes denorious_text=”“Wonderful group of intelligent, motivated individuals. I cannot say enough great
things about the atmosphere, quiet professionalism, and overall amazing experience
that I was fortunate enough to be able to participate in. This organization is absolutely
destined to achieve great things, especially with Veterans and other Service Members,
now and in the future”” denorious_author=”N.B.”][denorious_quotes]
(From the Retreat held January 18-22, 2018)