Veterans Program

CATR's Veterans Program provides Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies to wounded military veterans in the Charleston area. Since starting this program in 2009, CATR has served individuals with multiple neuro-degenerative diseases, amputations, traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress. Motivated by contact with the horse, veterans engage in riding, grooming, leading, tacking and feeding. These activities encourage physical movements that stretch and strengthen muscles and promote self-confidence in an exciting, outdoor environment. The horse's movement builds core strength, increases circulation and has a positive effect on vital organs. Participating veterans, their children, therapists and family members have all given positive feedback about the CATR experience. This is one of very few outdoor recreational therapies available in the area that is physically beneficial, teaches new skills and builds confidence.

To learn more about CATR's Veterans Program, please contact Lauren Gayden at