KHOU Ch. 11 reporter Len Cannon meets Air Force veteran Derrick Perkins during a visit to The Xena Project in late November. The Xena Project is a veteran-operated 501(c )3 that facilitates healing for veterans and their families through equine and animal therapy; learn more at xenahorse.com

Thank you, KHOU Ch. 11!

Reporter Len Cannon visited The Xena Project during Thanksgiving week to meet veterans involved in our programs and some of the animals and people that keep us going.  Thank you, ...

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Help us reach 500 veterans in 2015

Today, December 2nd, is “Giving Tuesday.”  On this day, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to ...

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Presentation Available – Developing Riding Programs for Veterans with PTSD

Jan Shultis, Founder, The Xena Project, traveled to Baton Rouge, La. in August to present at the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship’s Region 8 Conference. Slides from her presentation, “Developing ...

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Help us reach 500 in 2015

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Welcome to the world, baby goats

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On Saturday, November 15th, The Xena Project was privileged to welcome veterans ...
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Seeking new team member

The Xena Project is asking for something specific in the new year: a new board member to join the team. Only two requirements: 1) prior Board experience and 2) patience, a teacher’s heart, and a willingness to impart boardmanship skills to others. Military and/or equine-specific experience NOT required. If this wish resonates with you, or you feel compelled to share it with someone else, please direct them to Jan at (619) 415-1440, or ride@xenahorse.com. If you submit contact information to the email above, she will gratefully reach out to you or them. Thank you, and a very happy new year to you and yours!

- The Team at The Xena Project

U.S. Marine, in the house!

The Xena Project was honored to welcome Marine Corps veteran Steven Schulz on October 1st.  Schulz, who suffered Traumatic Brain Injury and associated paralysis while serving in Iraq, rode most of his session at the canter, a personal goal and a “first” for him.  Schulz’s session was privately funded by a Vietnam veteran.

Thank you, Steven, for your service!

 

Marine Corps veteran Steven Schulz salutes from aboard Xena, the fully interactive riding simulator, during a visit to The Xena Project on October 1st, 2014.  Schulz, who incurred Traumatic Brain Injury and associated paralysis while serving in Iraq, worked on balance, coordination, and posture during his session, funded by private donation from a Vietnam veteran.  Learn more about The Xena Project, where veterans serve veterans and horses heal everyone, at xenahorse.com (Photo by The Xena Project / RELEASED)

Marine Corps veteran Steven Schulz salutes from aboard Xena, the fully interactive riding simulator, during a visit to The Xena Project on October 1st, 2014. Schulz, who incurred Traumatic Brain Injury and associated paralysis while serving in Iraq, worked on balance, coordination, and posture during his session, funded by private donation from a Vietnam veteran. Learn more about The Xena Project, where veterans serve veterans and horses heal everyone, at xenahorse.com (Photo by The Xena Project / RELEASED)

Marine Corps veteran Steven Schulz checks his riding position in the mirror while service dog Sonny looks on.  Schulz, who incurred Traumatic Brain Injury and associated paralysis while serving in Iraq, rode Xena, the fully interactive riding simulator, during a trip to The Xena Project, located west of Houston, Texas, on October 1st, 2014. Learn more about The Xena Project, where veterans serve veterans and horses heal everyone, at xenahorse.com. (Photo by The Xena Project / RELEASED)

Marine Corps veteran Steven Schulz checks his riding position in the mirror while service dog Sonny looks on. Schulz, who incurred Traumatic Brain Injury and associated paralysis while serving in Iraq, rode Xena, the fully interactive riding simulator, during a trip to The Xena Project, located west of Houston, Texas, on October 1st, 2014. Learn more about The Xena Project, where veterans serve veterans and horses heal everyone, at xenahorse.com. (Photo by The Xena Project / RELEASED)

Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 25th

Break out your notebooks, day planners, and calendars, and mark them for Saturday, October 25th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at All Xena’s Horses!

Our next Wellness Day is expanding quickly, and we are looking forward to welcoming even more folks than during the first.  Highlights include:

  • FREE fitness and yoga classes throughout the day
  • Riding simulator demonstrations
  • Family portraits in our fall or Christmas-themed settings, or in a natural location around the property.  Bring your horses and dogs, and get “holiday card photo” checked off your “to-do” list!
  • Click here for a complete vendor list.

You’ll work up an appetite, no doubt, just in time to help The Xena Project and enjoy a delicious lunch at the same time!  We’re celebrating our 501(c)3 status by fundraising, and appreciate your support.  A benefit BBQ will run from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m..  $10 a plate, and all proceeds go directly to help veterans into the saddle.

See you on Saturday, October 25th!

Click here to download Wellness Day flyer (pdf).

Wellness Day Flyer - October 25 2014