“Horses are the bridge, veterans are their own best therapy.”

– Patrick Benson

War Horses

For Veterans

War Horses for Veterans is the premier horsemanship, networking and personal growth program in the U.S. We are a Kansas City based nonprofit that brings combat veterans from across the country together in a safe and peaceful environment. Our 3-4 day programs are designed to teach the basics of horsemanship and create a network that will provide outlets for other opportunities and friendships. We use a combination of learning to work a horse, creating new networks and equine assisted life coaching to help each veteran with their own personal growth.

This a program developed by Combat Veterans for Combat Veterans.

There is no cost to the veteran. Veterans may return as often as they like, as long as they bring another combat veteran.

We harness horse power to empower communities

Together we can empower the aspirations of the men and women who’ve protected us. When you support WHFV, you’re doing more than supporting the troops; you’re empowering families, neighbors and your community.


Empower a Combat Vet 1:21

At WHFV, it all starts with a horse and ends with empowerment.

Gary & Loyd 11:20

Incredible story about two Vietnam vets reconnecting at WHFV for the first time since the war.

At The Ranch 3:15

A life-changing experience, straight from the horse’s mouth, er, from the WHFV’s alumni.

The Saddle Up Club

Together we can help our combat veterans saddle up and ride into life with direction, confidence and purpose.

When you join the saddle up club, you are giving combat veterans the chance to feel a sense of belonging and enjoy the benefits of the country they defended.

As a monthly donor, you’re doing much more than supporting the troops; you’re empowering a veteran, their family, their neighbors and your community.

Donors are the backbone of our organization, we could not exist without your help. So we hope you will join our Saddle Up Club, and commit to becoming a monthly donor and help us change the lives of these men and woman who have served their country honorably.

Benefits of a monthly donation:

  • Hassle-free automatic payment from your credit card or checking account.
  • We will provide an annual statement for tax purposes.
  • The ability to change or suspend your donation any time.

$100 monthly

Pays for travel expenses for a veteran

$50 monthly

Pays for lodging and food for a veteran

$25 monthly

Pays for horse supplies and gear for a veteran

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