Veteran Support

Michael’s Foundation

Our purpose is to have our horses help veterans with PTSD heal by providing FREE veterans assistance in a proven Veteran program hosted on our beautiful farm in Clermont, Florida.

We have had firsthand experience with using Equine Assisted Therapy in a number of ways and we are putting our experience to good use. We started some of the earliest Equine Assisted Therapy with Vets in 1976. At that time, we learned a great deal about how horses can assist Veterans with healing from one of our farm managers who lost both legs to a land mine in Vietnam. He became a very good rider, in addition to being a very good Farm Manager.

Over these 45 years, we have supported many programs that have concentrated both on Equine Therapy for PTSD and Addiction. The participants have taught us a great deal about the power of healing through the general use and interactions with our horses. Being horse people, we understand that every interaction is unique and that we can learn from everyone who we help heal.

We also realize that our program is not stand alone, so we have included free help to all veterans, including active duty and post-Military service Veterans with VA benefit claims.

We would welcome you to join our supportive community with anonymity and no expectations. If what you see interests you, contact us. There is no pressure to participate and there is never any cost to you.

Michael of Michael's Foundation

COVID Compliance

We follow the CDC Safety protocols, allowing us to serve our Veterans and their families in a safe environment.

Our Mission

Supporting Veterans and their families through experience-based programming to foster community.

Our Vision

Empowers individuals with self-awareness and choice improving quality of life.

Testimonials

Our Blog

THE PAUSE IS MORE THAN OKAY… IT’S NECESSARY

Recently, I had the privilege of discussing our veteran’s program with someone new. This was very eye-opening for me in how people perceive and assume what EFL or Equine Facilitated Learning programs do. This person trained in an EFL format that I am not familiar with, but I thought we’d have a field of study […]

NEWS & EVENTS

Everyday Hero: Once-Paralyzed Veteran Helps Get Fellow Vets on Their Feet.

BY STEPHANIE BECHARA OSCEOLA COUNTYPUBLISHED 10:15 AM ET NOV. 09, 2020

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A life-threatening illness has not stopped one Osceola County military veteran from helping other severely disabled vets make it in the civilian world.

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