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MISSION STATEMENT Rhythm of the Rein’s, a 501(c)(3), mission is to use Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies (EAAT) to enhance the well being of individuals with physical and emotional challenges in Central Vermont and the Northeast Kingdom.
We utilize the healing powers of the horse to heal, restore, change lives and improve the physical and emotional health of youth and adults with physical and emotional challenges. From children with cerebral palsy and autism to adults suffering traumatic brain injuries, at risk teens, and wounded veterans, our horses give our clients hope, health and happiness long lost. The most profound statement made by one of our Viet Nam veteran participants is "if it had not been for these horses I would not be here today to talk to you, I was that close to pulling the trigger" - He was fortunately NOT one of the 22 veterans a day who commit suicide.
We have seen wheelchair bound clients progress to regaining the ability to walk, non verbal children improve their communication skills, and youth with behavioral challenges find the means within themselves to cope with challenging life situations.