One more alarming fact, 75% of suicides occur at home. Even more important than a facility to ride the horse, the boarding stable gives the Veteran a reason to leave their homes. It gives them a place to go and be with people who share a common hobby, as often as they choose. To be outdoors in a relaxed atmosphere, focusing on positive things, around animals, swapping horse stories. Horse riding is inherently difficult, and fellow riders are very supportive to fledgling riders. This environment is conducive to moving forward, allowing the Veteran to hone a new skill, a challenging one that sets them apart. After all, they didn’t gravitate to the military because they wanted to fade into a crowd.