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Serve the community by strengthening the spirits, minds and bodies of children and adults through interaction with horses.
Free Rein is dedicated to the principle that all of us, whatever our abilities, are capable of more than we think--and that together we can help build a more caring and compassionate world.
Our programs utilize the human-horse connection as the therapeutic agent in working with many diverse groups ranging in age from childhood to senior citizen status.
The therapeutic benefits of structured interaction with a horse are recognized by many in the medical professions. Individuals with cognitive, emotional, physical, and relationship challenges can grow in self-esteem, confidence, self-awareness, and communication skills. Those with physical disabilities, can achieve improved balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility.
Therapeutic riding is beneficial for:
- ADD or other Hyperactivity Disorder
- At-risk youth & emotional and behavioral difficulties
- Autism spectrum disorder
- Cerebral palsy & muscular dystrophy
- Down syndrome
- Family & grief counseling
- Learning disabilities
- Multiple sclerosis
- Strokes & traumatic brain injuries
- Visual and auditory impairment
Free Rein’s vibrant, growing programs are successful because of our hard-working staff and dedicated volunteers. We all depend heavily on the generosity of our supportive donors.
Free Rein is accredited by, and follows the professional standards of, PATH International. Our approach with horses is one that respects the horse and is mindful of their ways in nature.
Our carefully chosen and specially trained instructors are certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.).