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
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
- Improve balance
- Sharpen spatial and cognitive awareness
- Help with independence and social skills
- Develop gross and fine motor skills
- Exercise memory and sequencing abilities
Sponsor a Veteran
As we enter into 2016, we are hoping to double our number of veterans served, as well as expand our Family Programs. Please donate to provide hope and healing to our service members dealing with PTSD, TBI and other visible and invisible wounds of war.
We have created two new ways to Sponsor a Veteran. One is to donate through PayPal and the other is through GoFundMe. Please see the links below and donate today!
Download and print the packet below to use for your sponsorships and promoting the Ride-A-Thon!
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Take a moment to view our promotional video and get a glimpse of what Rainier Therapeutic Riding offers
Rainier Therapeutic Riding provides therapeutic horsemanship services to veterans of all ages, active-duty service members and their families seeking to improve their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
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