Spring Reins of Life (Horses, Humans & Healing)
PO Box 5311
Clinton NJ 08809
Last Updated 2017-01-20
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Our Mission/How we are involved with horses:
Spring Reins of Life is dedicated to promoting psychological healing, emotional well-being and personal growth using the skills of mental health professionals and the assistance of horses. For thousands of years there has been a unique bond between humans and horses, it is our mission to enhance and leverage this bond to reach those individuals who are suffering from the effects of trauma, loss, drug addiction and/or the combined stressors and obstacles set forth by either circumstance or societal confines. The main concentration for Spring Reins of Life's EAP Services is directed towards: At Risk Youth, Military Veterans with PTSD and their Families, and Childhood Bereavement. Addiction services will be added shortly.
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.
Volunteers Needed On The Farm (Horse Experience)Minimum Age: 13Spring Reins of Life has opportunities for Volunteers with our without horse experience. In this case we are looking for volunteers who have horse experience and are comfortable working around and handling them. The farm is located in Central NJ about half way between Philly and NYC. Volunteer hours are on Sat/Sun from 11am-2pm, we ask that volunteers commit to a minimum of one (1) shift per month. *Limited weekday volunteer hours are available (AM or PM)
Cleaning & maintaining session equipment
Picking manure out of paddocks
Cleaning barn, equipment, arenas, office
Grooming / bathing horses
Cob-webbing, dusting, etc.
Fundraising - Event Planning - Outreach - AdminMinimum Age: 18Spring Reins of Life is completely run by volunteers, this allows the majority of every dollar we raise to be allocated toward programming costs for trauma survivors and services, not salaries. This brings us to a group of very dedicated, committed and passionate volunteers. We seek a number of skilled volunteers to accomplish some important tasks. The following talents are needed:
Event staff support
If you have expertise in any of these areas and would like to see your efforts benefit others, please contact us.
Bouncy BallsAll colors, designs. Need to be 10inches in diameter to keep from rolling out of the arena. Also searching for "emoji balls" with expressions on them.
Folding Chairs & TablesUsed is fine (in good shape). We need extra folding tables (6ft) and folding chairs for events, meeting rooms, and trainings.
Art SuppliesArts & Craft supplies, sidewalk chalks, vegetable dye paints (they are applied to the horses fur), ribbons & yarns (various sizes, thicknesses and colors).
Waterproof Turnout SheetsLooking for Rambo, Amigo, Rhino, Horseware turnout sheets (light weight and medium weight) Denier strength of at least 1000, though higher is preferred.
Traffic ConesAll sizes and colors welcome. We utilize cones in our EAP sessions as part of our equipment.
EquiPride By Sweet ProThis item is the main source of vitamin and mineral balance that we feed our Herd of healers.
StandLee Timothy Hay PelletsThis is a main source of fiber in our horses feed. We go through about 2 bags a week.
Triple Crown Feeds (Cubes, Safe Starch, Senior)We collect the POP (proof of purchase) labels and bar-codes to gather enough for coupons for feed purchases. Specifically looking for: Triple Crown Senior, Triple Crown Safe Starch Forage and "Balancer" Timothy hay cubes.