ABOUT HORSES SPIRITS HEALING, INC.
Horses Spirits Healing Inc. (HSHI) was established in 2014 as a 501(c)3 by the owners of the Intermountain Equestrian Center to expand their scope of equine sports and education to include Equestrian Assisted Activities and Therapy (EAAT) for returning military personnel.
The need for veteran assistive services is real and significant. According to National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics in 2014 there are over 27 million veterans in the United States with 4 million of those having a Service-Connected Disability. In the region we are planning to serve (Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming) there are nearly 300,000 veterans. Using the national ratios we can expect 44,000 of them to have service-related disabilities including PTSD, amputees, spinal cord and traumatic brain injury. Montana has over one-third of the region’s veterans with Billings being home to one-quarter of the state’s veterans. This translates to approximately 3,500 veterans in the Billings area having service related disabilities.
Join us in supporting our veterans.
INTERMOUNTAIN EQUESTRIAN CENTER
- Education: Since 1999, Rocky Mountain College has provided Equestrian Studies and Therapeutic Instruction at the Center.
- Research: Rocky Mountain College and Montana State University will be sponsoring therapeutic research studies at the Center.
- Therapy: The Center has been home to EAAT organizations since 2006; and is expanding its activities to our military veterans.