The interconnection between individuals and animals provides benefits on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. Our dream is for our Ranch to provide a serene and caring environment where one can take a break from the busy day-to-day world to "pause and reflect".
Boots of Honor

Partnering with animals
 to heal the mind, body, and spirit.



Boots of Honor Program
For military veterans and dependents



This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans' Assistance. The Fund for Veterans' Assistance provides grants to organizations serving Texas Veterans and their families. 

What is the cost?


There is no cost for services for those that qualify

Who qualifies?


All current and honorably discharged United States veterans and their dependents. 

What services do you offer?

We offer counseling, horseback riding, group horsemanship and music therapy.


Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Sessions include both ground and riding interaction with a horse. Ground time includes grooming, leading, and getting to know the horse. During riding, the client participates in a wide variety of activities and maneuvers based on their personal riding ability.


Therapeutic Horsemanship

Group participants work with a counselor and therapeutic riding instructor to build a relationship with a chosen horse from the ground up. Participants will learn about communicating with horses, horsemanship, as well as riding skills all while learning new ways to manage stress and improve coping skills.


Equine/Animal Assisted Counseling


Equine Assisted Counseling (EAC) incorporates horses into traditional counseling in a non-traditional setting. Guided through horse related activities by a qualified counselor and an equine professional, the client increases their awareness of their thoughts, words, and actions. This enables the client to recognize dysfunctional behavior patterns, define healthy relationships, improve communication, and build problem-solving skills.


Issues addressed include trauma, Post Traumatic Stress, anxiety, depression. Our team of counselors, instructors and horse specialists are trained to provide services that are trauma informed and well as military culture informed.

Traditional Counseling


The Ranch offers a welcome change to the hustle-bustle of daily life. Relax and watch the horses graze, or stroll along the nature trail. The natural environment provides an ideal place to quiet the mind and break down challenges.

Play Therapy


Children ages 3 to 8 work with a trained counselor to process life changes, trauma, or address behavioral/emotional issues using their natural language, play. Children may choose to partner with a small animal in the therapy process.


Music Therapy

Uses live music as a positive, instantly rewarding intervention to address functional goals in a therapeutic setting.  Clients actively participate in singing, playing instruments, and moving with music to work on motor, communication, behavior, cognitive, and social skills.

Individual Music Therapy

One-on-one sessions include an assessment, establishment of individualized therapeutic goals, and continual evaluation of goals and objectives agreed upon by the music therapist and client (or client's parent/guardian).  Individual therapy sessions are typically 30 minutes.

Group Music Therapy

Group music therapy consists of two or more clients who are relatively the same age and have similar goals.  These sessions encourage social skill development and group interaction skills, but can also address other individualized goals.  Group therapy sessions are typically 30 or 60 minutes.


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Boots of Honor - In the News


   
 Midlothian NOW Magazine - July 2015

     Midlothian Mirror newspaper - July 29, 2015

     Waxahachie Daily Light newspaper - July 23, 2015








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