What Is Immersion
Equine Immersion Programs are 1 Day, 2 Day and Weekend events offered at horse farms across the country. Research supports Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies as a complimentary alternative to traditional treatment for service related injuries- physical, emotional, social and spiritual. The EIP model of full day immersion is innovative providing important social aspects and bonding that many veterans and family members seek after service.
What Veterans are saying
At every treatment program- I have been to a lot- they teach mindfulness, coping and ways to deal in public. None of it stuck until I was with horses. I HAD to calm down and breathe- horses don’t put up with attitude. It was immediate and powerful. When I got myself together they came to me- the horses gave me a reason to pull it together. This made me think about my kid, my work and the attitude I was giving off. I get it now.”
After completing a weekend
program with EIP
EIP is Horse Based
& Client Centered
Continuing the Healing Journey
Often, service members do not have choices- where they are stationed, if they deploy, what job they will be assigned. EIP offers many choices as an important element during the reintegration process from military careers to civilian life.
Hiking with Horses
To facilitate the highest standards, EIP has comprehensive training and rigorous protocols for our diverse professional and volunteer corps. At each EIP site there will be a military advocate, mental health professional, equine specialist and operations manager.
Military Advocate - who has walked the walk and can relate to life in the service
Mental Health Professional - who has specialized training and
understands the complex issues
Equine Specialists- who know horse behavior and safety practices
Operations Manager- who will ensure facility issues are supervised