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

2024 Calendar of Events

FALL-IN FRIDAYS SPRING/SUMMER SERIES 1000-1100: Open to veterans, active service members, first responders, firefighters and police. Build a relationship with your equine partner and meet friends while learning about horses. Spring/Summer Series begins April 12 and runs through August 9. Program offered at no cost due to generous donations.

For additional information about our military programs, email military@pal-o-mine.org

Upcoming Events

Fall-In Friday 

Every Friday from 1000 – 1100 beginning April 12 to August 9

Pal-O-Mine at Vet Fest

May 18

LEO Project – First Responders Family Day

June 2 (rain date – June 9)

Pal-O-Mine at MHAW/Dwyer Project 10th Annual Day of Wellness for Veterans & Families

June 15

Watch our military program video:

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

  • Elizondo Foundation
  • HW Wilson Foundation
  • Kiwanis Suffolk West
  • Palm Tree Festival
  • Para Equestrian Athletes
  • Passaro Family
  • Rachel Hirsch
  • Rotary Club of Northport
  • Sayville Rotary
  • Smithtown Elks Lodge
  • United Way of Long Island
  • Veterans Marathon Grant