“Horses are the bridge, veterans are their own best therapy.”

– Patrick Benson

War Horses

For Veterans

Our mission at WHFV is to equip veterans, first responders and others for success by using reflection and personal growth. Our goal is to help veterans and first responders who experienced life-disrupting trauma to recover from their limitations, to repurpose their talents and abilities to a successful life, and to reintegrate into their families, workplaces, and communities. We envision a community of combat veterans, first responders and others who support one another as each individual moves from trauma through recovery to a productive and sustainable life.

Through exceptional horsemanship War Horses for Veterans provides combat veterans and first responders the tools for growth personally and professionally. The combat veterans come from all over the country. The new First Responders division serves our local Kansas City departments.

We harness horse power to empower communities

Together we can empower the aspirations of the men and women who’ve protected us. When you support WHFV, you’re doing more than supporting the troops; you’re empowering families, neighbors and your community.


Empower a Combat Vet 1:21

At WHFV, it all starts with a horse and ends with empowerment.

Gary & Loyd 11:20

Incredible story about two Vietnam vets reconnecting at WHFV for the first time since the war.

First Responders Program  1:31

Helping first responders and the Covid-19 shutdown.

Farm Progress Show 1:35

Experience How A Horse Can Change A Solider’s Life

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