Rainier Therapeutic Riding
Therapeutic Horsemanship for America's Heroes
Rainier Therapeutic Riding uses horses to facilitate physical and emotional healing for our nation's heroes and their families while promoting the growth of this mission throughout the world
Jeremiah 30:17 -
Over 30% of soldiers returning home from overseas are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress or Traumatic Brain Injuries. The shocking reality is that service members are twice as likely to commit suicide as the general public.
Horses have a unique ability to help these heroes heal - please visit our horsemanship program for more information.
This program helps riders
Increase core body strength
Sharpen spatial and cognitive awareness
Help with independence and social skills
Develop gross and fine motor skills
Exercise memory and sequencing abilities
Currently we serve over 100 warriors and their families each week with our herd of 12 specially trained equine therapists, 3 instructors certified through PATH Int. and over 75 active volunteers.
Partnering directly with medical teams at Joint Base Lewis McChord, the Veterans Administration and private referrals we help our heroes struggling to cope with PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injuries, combat injuries, mental health challenges and other visible and invisible wounds of war.
Our riders often come to us struggling with thoughts of suicide, have pulled away from family and friends and are struggling to cope with their changed reality.
Our horses, and highly trained teams of staff and volunteers help these riders learn life-skills and healing through horsemanship. These simple, yet profound lessons help guide broken souls back to a passion for life, trust and the relationships that will sustain them throughout the future.
Please explore our site, and consider donating to support our warriors continued healing.
Rainier Therapeutic Riding receives no government funding for these programs and relies entirely on the support of our communities to fund these life-changing programs.
Rainier Therapeutic Riding is a 501c3 non-profit charity and receives no federal funding. We rely on donations from our community, corporate sponsors and grants to provide these life changing programs.
Federal EIN 27-2556834