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Welcome to AT EASE - A Therapeutic Equine Assisted Self-confidence Experience
Look for AT EASE for Veterans on Facebook!
 
 
We had fun at the Cottage Grove
Holiday Parade December 5, 2014

Candi&Misty
Above: Candice is riding Misty.
Below: Stacy is riding Chavez.

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A GREAT HONOR for AT EASE
WI Natl Guard FRG Award
Stacy Lindbo, Teddy Schlueter, LTC Jeff Alston,
Paulette Stelpflug & Patti Huber at the Wisconsin National Guard 2014 Family Program Conference at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. AT EASE received the Community Partnership award. We are SO proud! 
Thank you, LTC Alston for nominating us for this huge honor.


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MISSION STATEMENT

OUR MISSION is to provide a place where America's veterans - and active military personnel - can interact with each other, be at ease, and build greater self-confidence while developing a partnership with horses using Harmony Horsemanship's 100% natural methods.

AT EASE offers America's Veterans - and active military personnel - an opportunity to experience the freedom that comes from connecting with horses.

AT EASE is recognized as a Wisconsin Non-profit Organization and is located at FREEDOM STABLES - home of HARMONY HORSEMANSHIP LLC -  in Deerfield, WI.

FREEDOM STABLES is owned by Ted Schluter, a disabled Viet Nam veteran.

HARMONY HORSEMANSHIP LLC, is owned and operated by Ted Schluter and Paulette Stelpflug.

Individuals
taking part in the AT EASE program will learn techniques and skills to form a better and safer lifelong partnership with their equine friends. "Hindquarter control" is the foundation of the HARMONY HORSEMANSHIP program, as it provides effective communication with the horse through both its body and mind. No whips, chains or tie-downs are used at FREEDOM STABLES.

HARMONY HORSEMANSHIP teaches people to ride with the horse, not just on it. A 5-acre "Play Land" (confidence course) and EQUISOCCER
TM are part of the HARMONY HORSEMANSHIP program. In addition, HARMONY REINSMANSHIP (cart driving) is an option for those individuals who want to work with horses but are physically unable to ride or simply do not wish to do so.


AT EASE
3989 Oak Park Road
Deerfield, WI 53531
608-695-0990

ABOVE: Teddy connected with this Iraq war veteran at the Warrior Conference
held at the Bishop O'Connor Center in Madison 11-13-13. BELOW: Ready to
greet veterans, Paulette, Patti & Stacy posed in front of the AT EASE booth.




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Manny's 2014 calendar
Proof copies of Manny's 2014 calendar arrived the beginning of October. Orders were taken in November and deliveries were made in December and January. Thanks to everyone who supported this FUN fund raising project again this year.

RECENT NEWS!

Paulette gives "Canada" an award for supporting AT EASE.

"Canada" is transferring to a new unit. In recognition of his support of
AT EASE, Paulette presented him with a special "lucky horse shoe"
award on February 11, 2014, at a party held at Buffalo Wild Wings.
The horse shoe was worn by Misty in the 2013 Inaugural Parade.
Canada was a key player in helping AT EAST get to Washington. He
is also holding crossed sabers, awarded to him by the 105th CAV.


The Wisconsin State Capitol made a perfect back drop as Sgt. Major & Julie Patrouille posed for a photo with Omar prior to the 4th annual 105th Cavalry Association Dine Out November 2, 2013, at The Concourse Hotel. At left is Paulette. Omar was unfazed by the sights and sounds of downtown Madison.



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We promoted the 105th CAV Association's June Family Readiness Group (FRG) event at the Harmony Horsemanship/Freedom Stables/AT EASE booth during Midwest Horse Fair April 19-21. In the photo above, Dennis (Viet Nam vet & CAV Assoc member) talks with an unidentified veteran [at left] about the open house at Freedom Stables on June 15. Also shown
are Ted (Viet Nam vet & CAV Assoc member), Paulette (CAV Assoc member), Ben (Sgt w/ 105th Cavalry HHQ who will be playing Equi-
soccer during the June 15th event), and Patti (CAV Assoc member). 





"Freedom is nothing else but a
chance to be better."
~ Albert Camus




Please check out "At Ease for Veterans"
on Facebook and "like" us. Thanks!



Check our CALENDAR (via the link shown upper left) for updates
regarding AT EASE events/activities at Freedom Stables & elsewhere.


AT EASE games circa 1943

Get ready for some good old-fashioned fun!
One of our AT EASE supporters came across this box of "35 games and stunts" - copyright March 1943 by Reginald S.
Leister & the National Association Service of Toledo, OH - at a local gun show and thought we might find a use for it.
We sure can! Let the games begin!

It may be cold outside, but we're warm inside!


We recently began using our NEW ARENA for activities.

And it's toasty warm inside the barn.

No doubt about it! Horses make us smile!

OH MY! It wasn't the cover of Rolling Stone, but we
were still super excited to see Lt. Col. Alston &
Sgt. Major Patrouille (along with Omar) on the cover
of the Oct. 2014 issue of Wisconsin Horsemen's News.


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We are already looking forward to the 2015 event!

Thank you to everyone who attended the
Second Annual (2014) Festival!
Congratulations to
Specialist Williams and Cadet Casper
from Reedsburg's Charlie Troop for taking
First Place in the Bait Your Horse competition.
Listening to opening remarks by LTC
Bait your horse event
Easy as falling off a horse!
petting zoo goats and donkey
We hope to see EVERYONE at next year's festival!

- photos by Heather Huber Wyman

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trophy 1st place horse category
We received a
FIRST PLACE AWARD
for the

AT EASE/1-105th Bravo Troop entry in the 2014 Watertown July 4 Parade. Are we proud? You bet!

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See our Facebook page for more parade photos.

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RECENT NEWS! RECENT NEWS! RECENT NEWS!
Ted and others with NAMI award
Teddy Schlueter was honored by NAMI Dane County on March 11, 2014, during a banquet at Madison Concourse Hotel. Left to right are Stacy Lindbo, Beth Barry (NAMI Dane County board member who nominated Teddy for the Jim Hinsberger Memorial Award for Excellence), Patti Huber, BonnieJean Zitzke, & Paulette Stelpflug.

Dennis
Viet Nam veteran and AT EASE board member Dennis Landen (along with Paulette Stelpflug, Ted Schlueter, Stacy Lindbo, and Patti Huber) attended Troop A, 1-105th Cav's spring Dine Out on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Legion Hall in Fort Atkinson.

A story about Ted featured on the front page of the Deerfield lndependent has been picked up by NationSwell. Please click this link:
http://www.nationswell.com/disabled-veteran-healed-now-hes-helping-others/


Paulette (center) & Patti (left) were interviewed before a live audience
by Amanda Gilbert of the Teen Broadcasting Program as part of their annual veterans' tribute. The interview took place at the Ft. Atkinson American Legion Hall. Among the guests were members of the UW-Whitewater ROTC program. The program will be aired on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2013 via WSUW-FM 91.7 "The Edge."

Check out this video showing troops from the 105th CAV getting ready for an Equi-soccer match during an FRG fund raiser June 15, 2013, at Freedom Stables!


And HERE is a 2-minute clip from the competition!




2013 highlight!

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Representatives from AT EASE took part in the INAUGURAL PARADE in Washington, DC on January 21, 2013! Three of our very special horses and riders (along with banner carriers) are shown above on Pennsylvania Avenue honoring our military veterans - past, present and future - and our Nation's Commander-in-Chief, President Barack Obama, as well as Vice President Joe Biden on Inauguration Day!

A HUGE THANK YOU
to everyone who supported our trip with monetary donations, prayers, kind words and physical help.