Intro to Horsemanship for First Responders

Thorncroft is pleased to announce the opening of enrollment for Fall 2022 session of Intro to Horsemanship for First Responders.

Horses evoke deep emotional and physical responses in people, especially in individuals affected by or managing trauma or stress. Because of this innate quality, horses offer unique healing opportunities for veterans returning from service and emergency first responders.

This six-week session will explore horsemanship fundamentals including a study on equine behavior and communication, herd dynamics, and natural horsemanship. No prior horse experience is required. Class size is limited to six individuals.

Session Information

Time:  Wednesdays at 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. or Thursdays at 1:00 p.m-2:00 p.m.

Days:  Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning September 14 (W) and September 15 (THUR) 2022 for six weeks. Flexible scheduling for all participants. Choose which date and time (Weds. or Thurs.) that works best for your schedule.

Family Night: All Veteran participants and their families are invited to a Family Night on Wednesday, October 26 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Thorncroft.

Location: Thorncroft Equestrian Center l 190 Line Road Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355

Pricing: Free for all first-responder participants.

For more information, and to register, please contact Thorncroft Admissions Manager Jordan Gray at

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