Military Programs

Military Programs

For more than four thousand years, horses have been an integral part of warfare. Today, horses are still playing an important role in war, this time in the recovery of military veterans who have suffered emotional and/or physical injuries. Clinical evidence and generations of human experience show that horses have a special ability to help people work through emotional barriers without shame or stigma.

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian is an EAGALA DESIGNATED MILITARY PROGRAM. This designation asserts that Eagala Certified Professionals working with the military have specialized training and experience in the military community.

Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) sessions at the farm are action, not talk, and are offered to individuals, families, and groups.

Pal-O-Mine Equestrian offers programs to the following
through subsidized grant funding:

  • Veterans from Vietnam, Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan
  • Service men and women who fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom,
    Operation New Dawn, Operation Enduring Freedom and Active
    Duty Service Members
  • 9-11 and First Responders
  • Family members and caregivers

2023 Calendar of Events

Cost Free: Open to veterans, active service members, first responders, firefighters and police. Build relationships with your equine partners to reduce anxiety and find peace, while having fun.

2023 Fall-In Friday Dates:  (Click on a date to access the registration form)


Watch our military program video:

2023-2024 Pal-O-Mine Eagala_MilitaryCertificate

Our military programs are offered at no cost thanks to the generous support from the following:

  • HW Wilson Foundation
  • Kiwanis Suffolk West
  • Para Equestrian Athletes
  • Passaro Family
  • Rotary Club of Northport
  • Sayville Rotary
  • Smithtown Elks Lodge
  • Veterans Marathon Grant

For additional information about our military programs, email