American Snippets with Barb Allen and Dave Brown

Micah Fink - Heroes and Horses

Episode Summary

Micah discovered his aptitude for the cowboy life on a trip to Montana. There, he was introduced to the idea of how horses could help heal people, and Heroes and Horses was born. “It’s not a vacation,” veterans are warned. Those who make it through the rigorous selection process will not be pampered, wined, or dined. Rather, they will be pushed beyond their limits, spend days in the saddle and nights on the ground, live off the land, take meticulous care of their horses, and learn to look within themselves for the answers and strength they need to overcome the challenges before them. The three-phased reintegration process of the Heroes and Horses Program is intense, demanding, difficult, and beautiful. Its holy trinity of beliefs is: People change only two ways: pressure and time. It’s purpose that allows you to overcome your external circumstances. It’s the struggle that gives things value.

Episode Notes

Micah Fink is a former Navy Seal and total badass, who found a piece himself through horses and an aptitude for the cowboy life on a trip to Montana.

There, he was introduced to the idea of how horses could help heal people, and Heroes and Horses was born. In this throwback episode of American Snippets, Micah talks about how he started Heroes and Horses as a way to give back and help other veterans overcome their struggles of PTSD and all the other demons they faced after war and combat.
 
Micah has an amazing mindset and in this episode, he not only offers some great insight but shares some valuable lessons on how to overcome struggles and how to use those challenges…we all face as a catalyst for growth and change.
 
Learn more about Micah and Heroes and Horses