Kori Wilson a USN veteran.
Kori has suffered from anxiety and depression for years but since attending the program at Mirrored K Legacy Ranch, she has found her passion and drive to better herself.
Kori applied to Operation Remount Corp. because she was at a point in her life where change was desperately needed. Every day was a “surviving but not living” concept. Kori joined the program with the thought: “if a mustang can acclimate itself to a new life and be happy, why couldn't she?” That revelation alone was the first step to move forward in the application process and an adventure to Wyoming.
According to Kori, coming to Wyoming from Florida was a wonderful break from the norm. Words cannot describe the peace and tranquility that you will find in those rolling hills and colorful sunsets. This 6-week program far exceeded Kori’s expectations. The process of bonding to a mustang, getting to know and meet new people, and helping out around the ranch did so much for Kori’s wellbeing.
Aside from the horses that you will meet there, they also have the most inquisitive and hilarious goats, donkys, and kissable Labradors at Mirrored K Legacy Ranch.
With the help from Kelly, Karen, and Kori's mustang Valkyrie, Kori has found purpose. Every day is a new adventure for Valkyrie and Kori. Each day they work on building their bond together and eventually- riding! Kori hopes to use this opportunity to work with Valkyrie into being a part of the local Search & Rescue team in Florida.
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Lewis Matteson, Navy veteran.
I learned many new things at the Operation Remount Corporation Mustangs for veterans program.. If you are quiet and listen to what the instructors say and pay attention to what they show you; then problems you run into will be small. The horse will let you know pretty quickly if you are doing something they don't like. My horse made me let go of things I didn't even know I was holding onto. The folks at ORC know what they are doing. I highly recommend signing up for this amazing program. If you are just thinking about applying contact Kelly Alexander at ORC and see if it is a fit for you. The advice I have is to listen when instructors tell you to do things with yourself and your horse. Don't just check the boxes and think you are done because something is bound to need extra work. It truly dose make you a better person if you are honest with yourself.