Welcome to AT EASE - A Therapeutic Equine Assisted Self-confidence Experience
held at the Bishop O'Connor Center in Madison 11-13-13. BELOW: Ready to
We had fun at the Cottage Grove
Holiday Parade December 5, 2014
Above: Candice is riding Misty.
Below: Stacy is riding Chavez.
A GREAT HONOR for AT EASE
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.
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 EQUISOCCERTM 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.
3989 Oak Park Road
Deerfield, WI 53531
greet veterans, Paulette, Patti & Stacy posed in front of the AT EASE booth.
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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.
"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.
NEVER FORGET ....
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.
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!
And it's toasty warm inside the barn.
We are already looking forward to the 2015 event!
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.
Thank you to everyone who attended the
Second Annual (2014) Festival!
Specialist Williams and Cadet Casper
from Reedsburg's Charlie Troop for taking
First Place in the Bait Your Horse competition.
- photos by Heather Huber Wyman
FIRST PLACE AWARD for the
AT EASE/1-105th Bravo Troop entry in the 2014 Watertown July 4 Parade. Are we proud? You bet!
See our Facebook page for more parade photos.
RECENT NEWS! RECENT NEWS! RECENT NEWS!
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.
A story about Ted featured on the front page of the Deerfield lndependent has been picked up by NationSwell. Please click this link:
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!
AP photoRepresentatives 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.