Healing Spirit of the Equine Soul
Equine Liberty Therapy
Our philosophy is about getting to connect with the horse both emotionally and physically without having to use the traditional methods of halter leads. It's about communicating on the horse's level to engage him and want him to reciprocate that back. Having an 800 to 1200-pound animal want to engage with the person and to trust them is quite an experience. The horse is a reflection of what the handler or engaged person is feeling. Thus if the person can express this to the animal then he can in turn express what he is feeling inside, without judgement, only the feeling of love back from the horse. There is a release - a feeling of inner peace to spend time with the horses. They have a gift to give back to those that seek that unique relationship.
Learn more at: EquineLibertySports.com
We are sponsored by US VETS.
Our Military Family
Equine Liberty Therapy is in memory of my son in law Curtis who was deployed during Iraqi Freedom, along with my oldest daughter Roseanne. During his third tour he caught an IED and paid the ultimate price.
In 1968, during the Vietnam War, Annette's cousin Commander Robert Shumaker was flying an F-8 Crusader when he was shot down and captured by the North Vietnamese, becoming the second Naval aviator to be captured. For the next 8 years, Shumaker was held in various POW camps, including the infamous Hoa Lo complex in Hanoi, for which Commander Shumaker coined the term "Hanoi Hilton".
Through his entire imprisonment, Commander Shumaker maintained himself as a military man. He states that "When we were released, we marched to the airplanes to show we were still a military organization." During his imprisonment he would often think of his young son, Grant, who was just a baby when he was shot down and was eight years old when he saw him again. Robert Shumaker continued his military career, retiring from the United States Navy as a Rear Admiral and he and his wife Lorraine reside in Virginia.
Established in 2002, our non-profit group is dedicated to spreading the miracle of our daughter's recovery and helping others achieve physical strength and inner peace through equine therapy.
Contact us for information about our program:firstname.lastname@example.org
As a 501(c) non-profit organization, donations are an important part of maintaining our facility and helping our clients. As well as contributing to day-to-day operations, part of your donation will fund the Thunder Foundation to help horses that are neglected and in need of a permanent new home. God bless all those who help rescue horses!
Military wife, mother, VA hospital nurse, and founder of Lennon Equine Therapy, Annette shares her love of horses with clients and fosters the miracle of equine therapy.
After a 25-year career in the Air Force, Bob helps keep things running and maintains our facility.
Once in a wheelchair, Alissa now applies her first-hand experience with equine therapy to help guide clients through the process.
With over 30 years of experience in natural horsemanship, Cindy is a trusted advisor.
Former president of Arizona's Paint Horse Association with 20 years of horsemanship experience, Linda is our instructor and board treasurer. Linda's husband is a Vietnam veteran.
Leslie is our mentor and the originator of the Liberty Trainer!
Our official horse shoer!
Form Vanraf1994 Brazilian Arabian
A former reining champion, Form Vanraf now enjoys an active retirement as an equine therapist. He loves children and is a wonderfully gentle therapy horse.
RGA Koumaj Ali1995 Grey Arabian Mare
(Kouvay Bey x Amal Ali x Ruminaja Ali)
Grandaughter of El Mochdtar - the horse they used for the Black Stallion movie!
Fifteen year-old paint halter champion.
Five year-old black and white paint.