On October 9, Warhorse Legacy Foundation, Inc. in Winslow, AR held their 2nd annual Fall Open House. The horse ranch normally accepts Veterans or other visitors by appointment only. However, on their Open House they invite everyone in to see the horses and find out about their work with Veterans.
Today we are doing a roundup of the different organizations and Veteran serving entities present for the Open House.
Walters Insurance Group, LLC.
Representatives from Walters Insurance Group were present to explain Medicare Supplemental plans. Walters Insurance offers a large range of insurance products including Medicare supplemental insurance, Medicare advantage, and Medicare prescription plans. Since I am not an insurance professional, I will just say if you have any questions about their services you can contact them at 877-706-3934.
Springdale VFW Auxiliary
The VFW Auxiliary was established in 1914 and is one of the nation’s oldest veterans’ service organizations. The members are relatives of Service Members who have served in conflicts which would make them eligible for the VFW.
The Auxiliary members both fundraise and volunteer their time to benefits veterans, military service members, and their families. Are you are related to a Veteran of America’s foreign wars? If so, reach out to your nearest VFW Auxiliary to find out what membership would mean for you and for them.
Victory Service Dog Ranch
“We are all about saving lives and providing second chances. This means being able to provide an affordable solution with the sacrifice of high quality service dog training.”
Victory Service Dog Ranch is a nonprofit established in both CA and AR. Their stated goal is to help disabled veterans, first responders, and children with disabilities. They do this by providing a very low cost method for service dog training. The service dog training lasts for approximately one year. They can be contacted at 479-345-8114 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heroes on the Water
Heroes on the Water provides alternative therapeutic programs for Veterans, Active-Duty Military, First Responders, and their families. The organization has chapters in many states including Northwest Arkansas, Arizona, Alabama, Texas and California. The chapters provide no expense kayak fishing trips in order to provide a chance to rest and relax in the peaceful outdoors.
I have been out fishing with the chapter in Northwest Arkansas a few months ago and can testify that they run an excellent organization. They ensure that Veterans and other clients have a safe and enjoyable time. They provide kayaks and paddles, life jackets, and fishing poles and gear to ensure that anyone who wants to is able to fish.
You can contact the NW Arkansas chapter on their Facebook page or by calling 479-966-8126
Ozark Axe House
Sharp blades spinning through the air and thunking into a wooden target. What isn’t to love! Ozark Axe House had their mobile axe throwing trailer at Warhorse Legacy Foundation, providing opportunity for visitors to try their hand at throwing axes. This axe throwing venue is located Rogers, AR and is available for reservations at https://www.ozarkaxehouse.com/.
Joint Forces K9
Joint Forces K9 is a Veteran owned business located in Siloam Springs, AR. They offer dog boarding and dog training. Joint Forces K9 offers many levels of dog training ranging from basic obedience training to personal protection training to competition training. They also offer dogs for sale from top bloodlines of Belgian Malinois and Dutch Shepherds. For more information on their services you can contact the team at email@example.com or call them at 479-802-0775.
Service Dogs of Distinction
Service Dogs of Distinction provides dogs and training for Veterans with PTSD, free of charge. Their goal is to pair Veterans with a dog that will best their needs and then offer training until they are both able to pass public access testing. Service Dogs of Distinction provides second chances for both Veterans and dogs by taking dogs from shelters or people looking to rehome their dogs. The organization ensures the dogs have the disposition they are looking for, then begin the training process to prepare them for their Veteran.
Veterans will work with their dog in order to meet the standards of public access testing. There is no waiting list at the moment. Some Veterans do not understand the amount of work required to train with a service dog. However, the Veteran is in need of training along with the dog in order to fully understand what their companion is capable of. For anyone willing to put in the effort, Service Dogs of Distinction will give the time and effort required to make sure the Veteran and dog know what they are doing.
Service Dogs of Distinction can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 501-730-3928.
Washington County Veteran Services
The Washington County Veteran Service office had a table set up, sharing information on the services they offer to Veterans. This county office exists to support Veterans by helping them file disability and pension paperwork with the VA. They also assist in end-of-life events by helping surviving family members file for burial benefits and other survivor benefits.
Their office is open from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Mon-Fri. They see Veterans and family members by appointment only and can be reached at 479-444-1767. Ben, Ryan and Chris would love to sit down and talk with any Veteran and see what they can do to help.
This musical duo graced the visitors of the Open House with their beautiful voices in song. Melody Pond is made up of two wonderful friends, Candy and Emily. These two ladies have a wonderful sound together. You can access their Facebook page to keep up with them and see where they will be performing next.
All in all it was a wonderful Saturday afternoon, and we got to spend some time talking to fantastic people. If you haven’t visited Warhorse Legacy Foundation, you owe it to yourself to give them a call and see what they have to offer. Their passion for Veterans and for horses is evident in everything they do there.
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