Mission: It is the mission of Operation Remount Corporation to bring veterans (or first responders) and American mustangs together for friendship and healing in a safe and well-monitored environment.
Vision: Our vision is to provide veterans necessary skills and techniques to mitigate symptoms of PTSD, depression and/or anxiety through a therapeutic relationship with mustang horses while finding quality forever homes for mustangs living in holding pens.
Values: Our program is guided and informed by our beliefs and commitment to –
Humbleness –Understanding, respecting and embracing the fact that humans are imperfect just as wild mustangs are imperfect and that imperfection is a uniqueness that should be loved and celebrated.
Empathy –Having the capacity to recognize, be sensitive to, and emotionally understand past and current experiences of both human and horse.
Connection –Facilitating life-long emotional connection and bonding between human and horse.
Empowerment –Creating an environment for veterans to create self-awareness, confidence and promote being in the moment and being centered and grounded.
Goals: Help veterans (first responders) find healing from the invisible wounds of war, trauma, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety or other emotional scars. Facilitate reciprocal healing for the mustangs who have experienced their own trauma of negative human contact from being forcefully gathered and separated from their homes, bands and herds. Placing mustangs in a forever home with the human they bond with or in another appropriate home if the veteran is unable to keep their horse.. Provide veterans (First responders) with resources after the program in their geographic location for continued learning and growth.
Objectives: Provide 6-week course that includes both didactic and hands on experiences that facilitate learning, health and healing for both veterans and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) wild mustangs in a safe and well-monitored environment. We will conduct end course surveys and track horse placement to evaluate program success.