Welcome to AT EASE:held at the Bishop O'Connor Center in Madison 11-13-13. BELOW: Ready to
A Therapeutic Equine Assisted Self-confidence Experience!
greet veterans, Paulette, Patti & Stacy posed in front of the AT EASE booth.
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"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.
Thank you Pro Carpet Rescue!
During the month of November, Pro Carpet Rescue, LLC donated 10% of
the total cost for every carpet cleaning, water damage restoration, or other Pro Carpet Rescue service to AT EASE. Their support is greatly appreciated. If you missed this special way to help AT EASE, but still need your carpets cleaned, go to procarpetrescue.com, look for procarpetrescue on Facebook, or call Pro Carpet Rescue at (262) 949-4929.
National POW-MIA Day was
September 20, 2013, but let's all remember every day - not just
once a year. 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
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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!
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 to ride or simply do not wish to do so.
3989 Oak Park Road
Deerfield, WI 53531
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.