Check out Fly The Coop’s Veterans Day story about us here!
The Right Path has been blessed to receive some grants recently! We received $10,590 from the Founders of Doctors Hospital to purchase some new saddles and $2,500 from TransCanada Corporation!! Thank you so much! We couldn’t do it without our generous supporters!
Congratulations to Ronnie for Reserve Champion and Stephen for 4th place in the Heroes on Horses class at the National Snaffle Bit World Championship horse show! We are so proud of you guys!
Thanks to the Horses of Hope Center for providing such wonderful horses and to Jimmy Garrison and George Myrick for providing great mentorship for our riders. A big thanks to all the friends and families who came out to cheer them on too and to Beth Place of Winding P Farms Photography and Judy Smith for the pictures! A special thanks to the Disabled Veterans National Foundation for serving those who served and supporting this endeavor!
Our wonderful team of participants and volunteers braved the rain and mud to perform a demonstration at the Cushing rodeo. We were excited to have 2 of our veterans participate this year! You guys did a fantastic job!
Thank you, Beth, from Winding P Farms Photography for the pictures!
We are in need of 3 16″ or 17″ seat Circle Y western saddles before classes start in September.
If you have a saddle you would like to donate please call our office (918) 352-4110 or if you would to donate funds to help purchase the saddles please mark your donation “Saddle Purchase.”
Horses are amazing creatures! This is a great article by the Disabled Veterans National Foundation about horses helping veterans and how they do it!
Healing Through Horses
Drumright, Oklahoma (May 27, 2016) The Right Path Riding Academy is honored to announce it has received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) for $10,000, which will fund our Hooves on the Ground Horsemanship Program for veterans.
Leslie Kirkland, Executive Director and founder of the Right Path Riding Academy, said, “Equines helping veterans recover from the ravages of war, both mentally and physically, was so very evident as the veterans participated in our Hooves on the Ground program. The Right Path extends its gratitude and thanks to DVNF for awarding funds that will allow this work to continue into the future.”
In 2015 the Right Path expanded our capacity to provide equine assisted activities to serve our military in Central Oklahoma. Horses have innate qualities which make them unique therapeutic partners. Our program utilizes these characteristics to benefit veterans dealing with issues related to emotional and/or physical wounds suffered as a result of their military service. We offer specialized horsemanship classes where veterans are given the opportunity to develop meaningful relationships with their assigned horse and mentor veterans.
Joseph VanFonda (USMC SgtMaj Ret.), CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation commented on the grant award, saying, “We have funded equine initiatives for veterans in the past, and for good reason – it produces meaningful results for veterans working to overcome the mental effects of combat. We’re pleased to help fund such a vital initiative, and hope many veterans can finally begin to heal.
About the Disabled Veterans National Foundation:
The Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.
The DVNF achieves this mission by:
Offering direct financial support to […]
We are The Right Path are so excited to announce that we have received our premier accreditation through PATH Int’l! If you would like to find out more about PATH Int’l or premier accreditation click here.
Poco & Buttermilk are the 2 newest trainees for the program. These two palamino geldings could be twin brothers! They look so much alike and they have very similar dispositions – quiet & calm. We are hopeful they will be joining the program in our fall semester! Thank you, Andy & Shelda Tuttle and Holly Huffaker, for your generous donations!
Pocoa is a 16 year old Quarter Horse. He was used for trail riding and 4H before coming to the ranch.
Buttermilk is 9 year old Quarter Horse. He was a rescue horse and was also used for trail riding.
December 1 brought veterans classes to a close for the semester. Tulsa Channel 6 did an amazing story about the Hooves on the Ground graduation day that you can view here.