CPP Student Veterans Participate in Horses for Heroes Project

The Veterans Resource Center partnered with the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Center to pilot Horses for Heroes at Cal Poly Pomona. This program is focused on helping veterans learn how to care for Arabian Horses while enjoying the benefits of the horse-human bond. The program began on September 12 and will run through the fall 2019 semester.. The program began on September 12 and will run through the fall 2019 semester.

Ten student veterans were paired up and assigned one of five horses from the Arabian Horse Center. Each student team are responsible to care for their horses and learn basic handling skills, including safe halting, leading and grooming. Students meet with their assigned horses in group and individual settings; in group settings, students are provided with an understanding of horse behavior, anatomy and riding techniques; in individual sessions on their own time, students receive relaxation and stress relief through a bond they form with their assigned horse.

For more information regarding the Horses for Heroes Program, contact the Veterans Resource Center at 909-869-6994.