WHERE THE HURTING COME TO HEAL
MSUB Jacket Giving Day -March 23rd and 24th
Equine Assisted Services: MSU Billings offers MSUB students equine assisted services (EAS) as an additional method for counseling at no additional cost. This pilot program is shared through Riverstone Health’s Department of Public Health and Human Services Suicide Prevention Grant. Sessions will take place at Horses Spirits Healing, Inc., an equestrian center located off Highway 3 in Billings. The EAS student program is eight weeks long. Students will be evaluated periodically by their counselor for therapy efficacy. Funding will be available during the pilot project for a limited number of students per semester.
HORSES SPIRITS HEALING
Spending time with a horse creates connections that lead to healing.
Veterans and their families can find connection in time spent with each other and the horses.
FROM HEALING TO EMPOWERMENT
Robert Crandall, SSG USA Retired
“Being alert to what is going on with the horse is helping me develop my awareness of others and myself. This leads to better communication which — with time and practice — leads to trust.
The skills that the HSHI personnel impart to me has helped me be more confident and comfortable.”
YOUR SUPPORT WORKS HARD FOR VETERANS
“For some Veterans, this is exactly what they’re needing. The human-animal interaction/modality works incredibly well for those Veterans who have become very guarded or cynical towards other human beings over the course of traumatic life experiences. It seems to allow these Veterans a safe entry-point into accessing VA therapeutic services where they can learn to let down their guard and begin the healing process.”
– Michael J. Kurtz, PsyD, MSCP, Psychologist/Supervisor Billings VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic
“Ask anyone who has spent time on a horse — the connection is intimate. And, undeniable. Horse. Human. Bond. The ability to heal follows.” — Chris Rubich, Equine Spirit, Magic City Magazine.
It is this simple, non-judgmental interaction that helps alleviate wounds, both seen and unseen.
Our program is structured to offer all veterans the opportunity to connect with horses regardless of their experience.
GIVE TODAY TO HELP VETERANS FIND HEALING
The recurring support of donors and volunteers allows this program to continue for veterans who have come to heal. Each week, more wounded veterans come to participate in the program.
Make sure each veteran has the chance to find the healing they need.