(Photo courtesy of Healing Reins)
The Healing Reins mission is to heal with horses. Every day our volunteers and staff do just that — through Therapeutic Riding and Carriage Driving classes, individual and group Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy sessions, Physical Therapy treatments and Veterans Horsemanship – all nationally accredited programs designed to improve quality of life.
Our professionally certified instructors, caring therapists and dedicated community volunteers are extensively trained and knowledgeable, making every session enjoyable, efficient and effective for participants ages 2-94.
Through relationships with horses, we’ve seen first words and first steps happen at our center. We’ve seen young people learn to make healthy choices and walk away from addiction and anger. And we’ve given freedom, strength and mobility to people who thought their days of adventure were over. Our specially selected, trained program horses help families talk about tough issues, allow children with social anxiety to give and receive affection, and strengthen the bodies and minds of more than 1,400 Central Oregonians each year.
We are excited to announce a new partnership with Treehouse Therapies, a pediatric Physical, Occupational, Speech & Behavioral Therapy clinic that will move onto the Healing Reins farm in November 2017!
For general information, visit www.healingreins.org or call 541-382-9410. For participation information, contact Polly Cohen, Program Director,
at email@example.com. To volunteer,contact Linda Rhine, Volunteer Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
READOUT QUOTE: “Since 2004, I have been seeing my clients weeklyfor physical therapy at Healing Reins – clients of all ages and abilities who have improved their functional outcomes because 30 minutes of each one-hour therapy session takes place on the back of a horse! My clients receive over 3,000 ”steps” or movement challenges each session that help them improve core strength, posture, muscle tone, balance, joint mobility, sensory integration, communication skills and more. Its effective and its fun!”
– Georgia Merrifield, PT, MS, C/NDT