Do you have horse & barn experience? We need you!
Spring Reins of Life - Horses, Humans & Healing
We need superstar volunteers who have ample horse experience to assist our Equine Specialist with basic barn chores any morning, approximately 2 hours, 8am - 10am. We especially need volunteers on Tuesday and Friday mornings, but can use you any day that you are available.
If you enjoy taking care of horses, we invite you to come and help care for a very special small herd of horses (and 3 donkeys) who change and save lives for a living.
- Taking GREAT care of the herd of 4 legged therapists who save lives and help trauma survivors heal.
- This includes feeding, grooming, filling water buckets, tubs, hay bags, stall cleaning, sweeping, stall picking, turnout/bringing inside. Cleaning manure/hay from drylot, indoor/outdoor arenas, and smaller paddocks.
- The herd includes 4 horses, 3 donkeys. 7 stalls on shavings.
Barn volunteers are taught the patterns, the tools and the specific chores needed in the SRoL barn. All volunteers on a trial run in the beginning to determine fit.
Because of the AMAZING work these horses do and the miracles they set forth, we are picky about their care. If you are detail-oriented, this will be a fit. :)
VOLUNTEER SERVICE HOURS COUNT:
We will verify/validate service hours for those who come here and give their heart and hard work to the herd that heals.
See our 4-legged trainers in action at https://youtu.be/bhykEwv1tNo.
We hope to see you at the farm!
About Spring Reins of Life - Horses, Humans & Healing
c/o: Hunt Cap Farms, 401 Main Street, Three Bridges, NJ 08887, US
Spring Reins of Life (Horses, Humans & Healing)'s MISSION is to provide a safe, healing and empowered path to peace, positive growth and self-guided recovery with the assistance of Horses as our guides for trauma survivors who do not want to, refuse to, or simply cannot "talk about it". We serve combat veterans, at risk teens & young bereaved children in New Jersey.
Spring Reins of Life (SRoL) is a non-profit 501c3 organization. We are an EAGALA Model program offering Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) which incorporates the use of horses for therapeutic intervention toward promoting emotional growth and healing. We do not offer any riding or mounted work in our program. While there are many benefits to horseback riding, the EAGALA model is a solution focused base that enhances the emotional benefits of behavioral rehearsal and experiential component that is displayed when observing the horses in free will interacting with clients. The core populations that we serve are combat veterans, at risk/high risk teens & young children with grief.
Animal assisted therapy with horses combines the positive emotional effects gained from the human/horse bond with opportunities to challenge and explore one's thoughts and internal struggles during activities with an equine partner. It is a therapeutic intervention that defeats the stigma often associated with traditional counseling, but more importantly, it is an intervention that works.
***Visitors and Volunteers Welcome! We do have a strict policy of keeping all visits to a scheduled appointment or meeting time. No walk-ins are allowed, this is for your safety, the safety of the horses and the farm. Thank you for understanding.