The Platoon 22 Horse Experience

Many times traditional talk-therapy methods just don’t make you feel better. Do you want to have an out-of-the-box experience that could help? The Platoon 22 Horse Experience is designed just for you. Our goal is to provide our Veterans and First Responders the opportunity to change, to build trust, patience, and rebuild relationships. Each Horse Experience weekend includes a small group of either six Veterans or six First Responders at no cost. The weekend combines horse-based experiential strategies with other interactive and meditative activities such as fishing, yoga, massages, art therapy, and hiking. Because of our very generous donors who make this Horse Experience possible, come and allow the healing to begin!

Apply for the Platoon 22 Horse Experience

The next experience will be held November 2, 4:00 PM until Sunday, November 4, 5:00 PM.  This weekend’s experience is an all-inclusive weekend for First Responders.
The deadline is fast approaching on Wednesday, October 24!  Don’t delay. If you have any questions, you can contact Elizabeth Tate via phone at (301)639-5052!
To register, please email the following application to Elizabeth Tate at

A Testimony

“After two days of working with my horse Bob and the folks who run The Platoon 22 Horse Experience, I was able to remove the cloud from my mind that kept me from progressing to a long desired place of peace.  I was able to tear down my defenses and truly make real progress for the first time in years. It was the rest that I needed. I have already begun implementing everything I learned during my time there as I navigate my personal relationships with my family, friends, and colleagues. If you are a Veteran looking to improve the quality of your relationships and wish to learn how to stay in the moment or simply need an escape, this program was built for you. As a combat Veteran, I can attest to how difficult it is to find a professional that truly understands and empathizes with the condition that someone like us, who have endured the loneliness and combat stress from post-traumatic stress.  Platoon 22’s Horse Experience is the answer to that problem.”
– Testimony from Mikel D, Horse Experience Participant