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Reining Hope Inc.

17630 Lebanon Road
SPRING GROVE VA 23881
804-896-3723


Tax ID/EIN: 47-4939406
Year Founded: 2016
Last Updated 2017-04-17

Public Charity

Equine Welfare Network Guardian
We are proud to be a *2017 Guardian and share our horse care & use practices with the public.

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

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

Our organization is directly responsible for the care and shelter of horses.

83%% 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:
The mission of Reining Hope is to serve the community with a safe and positive atmosphere to build self-confidence and encourage physical and mental growth in the area youth. We inspire a new kind of hope!

Reining Hope is not a certified therapy center, but rather we use horses as a tool to safely and lovingly teach children of all backgrounds the life skills they need.

Horse-related programs:
In our Horse Program, students start the session with a ranch chore that will benefit the horse they use,teaching them responsibility and nurturing/caring for the horses. Then they learn about grooming and tacking the horse. As they learn the steps, we encourage them to begin doing more and more on their own (with leader observation and backup assistance) helping them to gain confidence. Riding the horse comes as the leader and student are both ready and the experience of riding gives each child a variety of benefits, from excitement and confidence, to even building strength in their own bodies, teaching them balance, and building up strength (especially beneficial for special needs/handicapped students)In the Horse Program students follow the Session Leader’s guidance through various lessons and activities, and bonding with both horse and mentor. However, no session is alike, and the Session Leader tailors the time to meet each individual child’s needs, depending on his/her abilities and needs.

Non-horse-related programs:
The Rancher Program: A typical Rancher Program session consists of hands-on activities that challenge students to think outside the box, problem solve, and learn about life skills. Various activities are presented for each student based on the individual's abilities. We find what they can do well, and build on those skills, which in turn grows them in other areas. This program is specifically for students that do not want to be around the horses. Instead, they are offered other venues, such as helping with the chickens(belonging to Rocking Horse Ranch) and gardening. A session leader may have a craft skill that can become part of the session, creating things that build new talents and life skills. Again, every session is as unique as each student.


Volunteer Opportunities


There are no volunteer opportunity listings posted at this time


Wish List Items


Volunteers
Session Leaders
Session Assistants
Greeters
Grounds Maintenance/Crew

Donations Needs List
IMMEDIATE NEEDS:

HORSE TACK to include:
SADDLES
BRIDLES
HALTERS
BITS
BLANKETS
LEAD ROPES
BRUSHES
HOOF PICKS
FLY SPRAY
LANDSCAPE EQUIPMENT to include:
TILLER
SMALL ESCAVATOR
CHAIN SAWS
RIVER ROCK
LAND FILL
CHILD-SIZE RIDING GEAR to include:
RIDING HELMETS
COATS
BOOTS


*Guardians 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. The Guardian Designation is awarded annually.