Help for veterans and first responders through the healing power of the horse

Many veterans and first responders suffer from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress injuries. However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach for effective and lasting treatment.

Your experience is uniquely your own.

Perhaps you have found the traditional methods available haven’t been the right fit. Or you need a different approach to complement your current strategies.

Located within easy reach of Sydney, and available for interstate travel, Horse Aid provides a free-of-charge service to you.

Offering our horses as partners for your healing process, to help you develop new coping skills and build your confidence again. 

Our horses too have experienced hardship and are simply the best of listeners.

Even when you don’t want to talk. 

Watch Scott Brodie’s recent interview on The Project

horses helping veteran mental health

There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” 

Sir Winston Churchill

Our Purpose

To meaningfully improve the quality of life for veterans, first responders and their families, while offering rehabilitation and re-homing pathways for ex- racehorses

Horse Aid offers programs at no charge to veterans and first responders.

Join us for a day at Scott Brodie’s equestrian centre in Helensburg, NSW and see what it’s all about.  Our immersive, residential programs run from 3 days at Helensburgh or 5 days in the Kangaroo Valley.

Helping veterans mental wellbeing in conjunction with the Thoroughbred & Veteran Welfare Alliance since 2014.

Veteran Attendees

Programs To Date

2021/2022 Planned

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Coming Soon: The Healing 


An amazing documentary featuring Scott Brodie, produced and directed by Nick Barkla.  It demonstrates the transformation of veterans and the second chances being given to Thoroughbred racehorses.

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Call Us: 0466 827 724