1135 Kildaire Farm Rd Suite 303
Cary NC 27511
Tax ID/EIN: 47-2870898
Year Founded: 2015
Last Updated 2016-05-14
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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.
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.
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.