The Remount Foundation provides active-duty military, veterans, first responders and their families with free equine-assisted therapeutic activities within a healing, natural environment and a supportive community to empower them to heal physically, mentally and spiritually.
Our Vision Statement
Meet Our Founders,
Jeanne Springer and Billy Jack Barrett
A legend in the cowboy and horse community and a US Army veteran from the Vietnam era, Mr. Barrett – the last horse buyer for Fort Carson’s 4/12 Cavalry program and over 40 years as the manager of the US Air Force Academy Equestrian Center – noted the healing effect that horses had on combat-wounded veterans. Through his work in the horse industry, Mr. Barrett worked with Audie Murphy (the most decorated US soldier of WWII); General AP Clarke (WWII prisoner of war and former Superintendent of the US Air Force Academy); General Macke Steinhoff (Germany’s leading fighter pilot ace in WWII); and countless other veterans of the wars in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
Our Board of Directors
Dr. David R. Andrews, Purple Heart Recipient
Dr. Earl M. Gaughan
Dr. Gaughan received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Georgia, and he completed his equine surgery residency at the New York State College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University. Gaughan has published many research articles and book chapters and has been an active lecturer to veterinarians and horse owners.
Western Horseman, a highly respected and well-read magazine in various facets of the horse industry and by many involved in the horse-centric lifestyle, published another in-depth article on Remount Foundation. Click to read this article, compliments of Western Horseman here on the Remount website.