November 9th, 2017 Aboard the USS Midway
The Horse of the Sun Ranch staff and several Board Members attended a press conference recognizing local nonprofits that had been awarded the Midway Foundation Pillars of Freedom Grants. The grant funding will be used to support a Semper Fi Fund’s Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program for Veterans learning Western and Horsemanship skills.
Accepting the Pillars of Freedom grant award check.
Board members and staff: Kim Clark, Ken Callaway,
Brian Austin, Pat Fitzmorris, Mark Hyma, Dan Beintema
(President USS Midway Foundation) Karen Begin and Bob King.
Ken Callaway with the Horse of the Sun Ranch Jacket.
Our Cowboy Academies connect with and greatly benefit our deserving military veterans. With many of our clients there are challenges both physical and emotional, yet there are also many victories that may only happen in a setting where individuals with common experiences and values meet. In our equestrian programs, both physical and emotional power must become a specific, dynamic interaction between human and horse. Many studies show that when these connections are made, fears fade, tensions ease and the opportunities to learn increase.