Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program

Learning and refining horsemanship skills encourages and supports recovery and reintegration through camaraderie, individual achievement and the strength of the animal-human bond.

Frequently Asked Questions

In addition to learning horsemanship and cow working skills, during our non-riding hours we typically conduct a “cowboy craft” learning how to make useable items from leather, metal, and other materials. In past clinics, riders have made leather chinks, cowboy wrist cuffs, rawhide honda’s, silver scarf slides, and tally books.

The Jinx McCain Horsemanship Program conducts clinics throughout the year and is open to all wounded, ill, and injured post 9/11 service members and veterans, as long as they are Semper Fi Fund members and meet the physical requirements.

Col Jinx McCain, USMC

The program is dedicated in memory of Col Jinx McCain, USMC. Jinx was a 4-time Purple Heart recipient from Iwo Jima, Korea, and Vietnam. While stationed at Camp Pendleton, California in the 1960′s, Jinx would host trail rides for wounded veterans from Vietnam to support their recovery.

Want to contribute but can’t share your time or horse resources?

Financial donations are valued as well. These ensure injured and ill service members have the opportunity to saddle up and develop skills and confidence which are crucial to recovery and reintegration into their communities.

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