In the heart of Las Vegas, amidst the glitz and glamour, an extraordinary event is about to unfold—the National Stock Horse Associations (NSHA) War Horse Challenge. This gathering of remarkable individuals and majestic equines promises to be a display of true strength, resilience, and the indomitable human spirit. Among the participants, we find an exceptional rider, Rick Hodges, whose journey to this moment is nothing short of inspiring. Let's delve into Rick's story and celebrate his remarkable journey as he prepares to take on the NSHA War Horse Challenge from August 22 through 28.
A Warrior's Path to Equestrianism:
Rick Hodges, a distinguished member of the US Army Special Forces, discovered the transformative power of equestrianism just seven months ago. Seeking solace and mental well-being, Rick found himself drawn to the world of horses. Despite being a novice in the realm of horse riding, his passion for mental health led him to explore the profound benefits of this ancient bond between man and equine.