Eagle Veterans

The Veterans Program is for any veteran who wishes to explore their feelings and interactions while returning to civilian life.

Horses provide a multitude of different experience, and one can delve into their responses to various stimuli. They also have a relaxed vigilance which veterans can learn much from, and research has demonstrated that equine therapy effectively addresses symptoms of PTSD. We are honored to work with service members and their families.

The EAGLE Vets program offers weekly, one-on-one or group equine therapy sessions with our Mental Health & Family Counselor, Joaquin, and our team of horses. These sessions are conducted onsite at our peaceful, secluded farm, and are tailored to the needs of each participant.

Please contact Katie Rohwer at program@animalsasnaturaltherapy or 360-671-3509 for a confidential intake.

Horsemanship for Women Veterans: Spring 2023 Series

We are excited to be partnering again with the NorthWest Therapeutic Riding Center to offer this 6-week, equine-assisted services program for female/women-identifying veterans. Participants will work with horses & staff at both farm facilities in Whatcom County to address physical & mental health through riding and groundwork. Previous horse experience is welcome but not necessary, and no referral is required.

Friday, April 14th ~ Friday, May 19th


Cost: $50
Thanks to a generous grant from the Norcliffe Foundation and funding from the Wounded Warrior Project, we are able to keep participant cost low. This fee covers shared administrative costs for ANT & NWTRC.

Get Involved

Please call our office at 360-671-3509 or contact us by email for a confidential intake & program information. We offer some Wounded Warrior funding for qualifying participants and are happy to assist new clients in accessing other financial resources.

Veteran Experiences at ANT

Veteran Experiences at ANT


“ANT’s EAGLE Program has made my return to a normal civilian life possible. My work with team members and the horses has allowed me to feel whole again.”
-John M, Bellingham

“Sienna is 100% right on, right on the money. She changed my way. My relationship with my wife is much, much, much improved. What you do here really works.”
-Adam, Bellingham

“I loved horses already. I never thought they’d teach you all this stuff. They understand you and read you. How you [staff] read them is amazing. It is not simple stuff. I’ve learned to read body language in my wife and my family because of this.”
-Adam, Bellingham

“I am thankful for the introduction to equine therapy. Each time I look forward to engaging, something inside me changes. When I physically and emotionally interact with my favorite horses, I become calm and grounded.”
-Frank, Bellingham

“As the wife of a veteran, the effects of war are horrid before, during and after deployment.  Anything that was your norm as a family was re-defined from the experience.  The anxiety-ridden memories that are re-lived over and over by the veteran are the worst.  ANT’s Veteran’s program with the dedicated professional staff and animal-facilitated learning introduced good coping techniques for PTSD.  Through personal insights discovered & healing exercises, finding enjoyment in day-to-day living became the priority in our home.”