Harbor Reins

Harbor Reins
1135 Kildaire Farm Rd Suite 303
Cary NC 27511

Tax ID/EIN: 47-2870898
Year Founded: 2015
Last Updated 2016-05-14

Public Charity

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Why are we a Messenger?

The EQUUS Foundation has designated our organization as a Messenger. Click here to learn more about our horse care and use practices.

Messengers are organizations on the Equine Welfare Network that demonstrate a commitment to public transparency and accountability by their willingness to publish and share extensive data about their operations.

Equine Welfare Network Messenger

Primary Focus involving horses (Horse Welfare, Public Service, Sport & Recreation):  Public Service

Our organization operates programs involved with horse rescue, foster care, rehabilitation, adoption and/or retirement.

Our organization operates programs involved with providing equine assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) using certified instructors for individuals with special needs.

Our organization utilizes another organization or organization(s) with direct responsibility for the care of horses to provide its services.

100% of our total programs and services are horse-related.

Our organization conducts its horse-related programs at one facility.

Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Harbor Reins exists to provide mental health treatment – specifically equine assisted psychotherapy (EAP) – to military service members, veterans, and their family.

Horse-related programs:
Harbor Reins provides Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for military, veterans, and their families. This modality utilizes the client’s relationship with the horse, combined with the rhythmic pattern of the horse’s movement, to heal from the exposure to trauma. Our sessions include both ground work as well as mounted work and both an equine professional and mental health professional are present for each session. We also have the ability to combine equine assisted psychotherapy with more traditional forms of treatment as needed. At various times throughout the year, our program collects data in order to evaluate the effectiveness of this treatment modality. The data collected in 2016 will be utilized as a research sample.

Non-horse-related programs:

Volunteer Opportunities

Donor Development & Fundraising
We are currently looking for someone who is passionate about horses and their ability to assist veterans and military in improving their mental health. Our community relationships are rapidly increasing and we are seeking volunteers who would enjoy nourishing these relationships. We are also seeking volunteers who have experience in fundraising and event planning.

Wish List Items

We are seeking new adjustable helmets sizes, S, M, and L.

We are seeking new or gently used muck boots - variety of children and adult sizes.

Bareback Pads
We are seeking new or used bareback pads.

Grooming Tools
We are seeking a variety of grooming tools such as brushes, mane and tail combs, shedding blades, hoof picks, curry combs etc