We are a Veteran operated Non-Profit Organization. We understand the unique needs of our heroes and their families. We care. We understand. We've been there.
Our Horses For Heroes program is operated by Licensed and Certified Professionals. This is not just time with horses...we offer real therapy that makes a real difference. We provide Eagala Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) for Veterans, First Responders, and their immediate family members at no cost. There is no horseback riding involved in our program.
All Sessions are Confidential & Private. Current Drop-In Small Group Veteran Sessions are every Tuesday & Friday at 10am. Call/text ahead to confirm at 281-229-3633. All other sessions are by appointment. We work hard to accommodate all schedules! We offer private veteran sessions, marriage counseling, and military family sessions by appointment Monday through Friday. DD214 or Valid Proof of Service is required for our Horses For Heroes program. Please hand carry a copy on your first appointment.
Discover ways to reconnect, de-stress, and communicate more effectively through the horse-human connection. We address stress, anger, PTSD, MST, depression, anxiety, communication skills, relationships with loved ones, boundaries, civilian adjustment issues, and many more.
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We serve all branches, all ages, all ability levels, combat or peacetime. Please wear boots or closed toe shoes. We work with the horses on the ground, no horseback riding is involved and no prior horse experience is necessary. Our sessions are hands on, experiential, and solution oriented. Each session is about an hour long. We operate year round, rain or shine.
Sunny Creek Ranch Horses For Heroes Testimonials:
Client review, April 4, 2019
”This is where I come to heal from combat. Their individual and family counseling has been paramount in my recovery. I spent 17 years in the Army and have finally found a place that has professionals and a sound treatment program. If you’re struggling, come to group and see for yourself.”
-Army Combat Veteran, Pilot
Program review, June 2020
“ Jay and Shannon Novak are dedicated patriots of the highest order and are fully committed to providing much needed and effective therapy...equine therapy to heal and help our brothers and sisters struggling to come all the way home. These folks have gone the extra mile to be sure that they are offering the best possible therapy. Eagala- the gold standard- they do it right because VETERANS are their priority! "
- Dr. Connie McNabb, USAF, BrigGen, TX, Retired
Client review, May 16, 2019
“This program has accomplished what years of therapy at the VA could not; peace of mind. Attending this program weekly, has literally saved my life. I would highly recommend equine therapy for any veteran struggling with PTSD, anxiety, or depression.”
- Army Combat Veteran, OIF, OEF
Client review, June 25, 2019
“This program has absolutely saved my life. Coming home from the Marine Corps, getting a divorce and no job in sight... suicide was a very viable option. The Horses for Heroes program with Shannon at the helm and the horses using a different approach, completely turned things around for me. They just understand the Veteran mindset. I now look forward to waking up everyday and would whole heartedly recommend this group to any Veteran struggling with everyday life in the civilian world. Semper Fidelis!”
- Marine Corps Veteran 0311
Client review, June 2020
“I am so proud of what this organization has done for people like me. They go the extra mile and take extra time to ensure proper care of each veteran's health and anonymity."
- Female Veteran, USMC
Client review, May 2020
“If you are a Veteran in Texas and need to re-connect or come to a group with combat veterans of all eras or just want one on one counseling, be brave and contact these guys. They continuously help my family and I work through every issue with PTSD and everything else. Get out of your hole and get some healing-trust me I know. Let's work together to figure out how to adjust outside the military. You can't do it alone."
- Army Combat Veteran
Client review, February 2020
“Woke today needing to get out so I went to Tuesday meetup at Sunny Creek Ranch. I haven't been there in months and it was like going home. Everyone was happy to see me and the horses and conversation with others was exactly what I needed. Thank you so much to everyone there today!”
- Veteran, USAF, Retired
Parent review, December 2019
"My daughter was struggling with communicating. This program has changed everything for her. She has finally found her voice. Thank you, Sunny Creek Ranch!"
- USAF Spouse
Client review, January 2019
"This program saved my life and I will always be grateful. Actions, not words, and it's completely free. If you know a Veteran, send them and let the horses change their life"
- USMC Veteran
”We are not defined by our scars, but by what we do when our wounds close”
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Always Confidential & Private
Leading the way in Montgomery County for Eagala Certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for Veterans and their family members, our team has facilitated hundreds of sessions since 2016. We are the only certified Eagala Military Services Provider in SE Texas.