SECOND CHANCES PROGRAM
Hope Reigns was founded, in part, to provide rescue and sanctuary to abused, neglected, starved, and retired horses until they can be placed in permanent loving homes or used for the mentoring programs. Every year, in our area, many horses are abandoned, abused, neglected, or sent to slaughter. Hope Reigns serves as a refuge and rehabilitation center for these horses. We acquire our horses in nearly every imaginable way and give them a “Second Chance” at life. We give these ‘Angels in Horsehair’ a purpose in life by using their intuitive spirit and unique past to minister to the emotional and spiritual needs of individuals.
H.A.Y. PROGRAM (Horses and Youth)
The H.A.Y. program was created to provide a safe environment where youth can come experience hope, healing, and encouragement. Each program participant may be dealing with lack of self-esteem, victim of bullying, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, or any other life struggle. The youth who come to the ranch may feel alone, insecure, or unloved and the horses know it. While interacting with the horse, a special connection happens between horses and participant and thus the healing begins.
Through equine mentoring, program participants spend 90 minutes working one-on-one with a mentor and a horse. They will spend time either helping out at the ranch or spending time doing a devotional with their mentor and then they will work with at horse. While spending time with the horses or even the donkeys and mentors here at the ranch, they will build their confidence and begin to trust again. They will also learn about relationships, communication, and the values of forgiveness, faith, and community. All the while learning life skills and how to apply them to their everyday life.
HOPE IN CAMO PROGRAM
The Hope In Camo program is an avenue of healing for combat veterans, their spouses, and their children, who want something different than the "norm". The program is specifically tailored for the individual needs and well-being of every veteran and their family. From Life Groups, to working with horses and loving mentors, this non-therapy program gets the combat veteran, their spouse and children, into a calm, relaxing atmosphere where they find healing, restoration, and comradery.
The Hope In Camo program was created to help combat veterans by equipping them with knowledge of the enemy, how they can fight the enemy in their day to day battles, how they can heal their wounded soul (mind, will, and emotions), and how to forward into battle as a Warrior in God's Army. God has equipped every Warrior for Christ with tools and knowledge to share His great love, how to restore wounded souls, and how to be better prepared to confront and defeat the enemy individually and corporately.
The Hope In Camo Program offers Life Groups and Equine Mentoring. Life Groups are small groups of combat veterans, spouses, and loving Christian mentors meeting together in a supportive and relaxing atmosphere on the ranch.
RENEWED HOPE PROGRAM
Experience horse interaction without the need for words to explain the feelings. The time and energy invested working with the horses and the session leaders allows individuals who are faced with extraordinary life challenges to have the chance to find renewed courage, renewed sense of strength, and renewed hope for the future. Session leaders show the participant basic haltering, grooming, horse safety, and basic exercises with the horses while giving words of hope and encouragement. The session leaders are also available to pray with the participant should prayer be requested. This is not a riding program. This 60-minute session time is for the participant to be in the moment with a horse and experience the unique calming restorative characteristics of the horse. This program is open to adults only. **Note: teens and young children participate in the H.A.Y. program.
By the Grace of God, the ranch offers its programs free of charge.
Putting the hands of those who are brokenhearted and crushed in spirit into the hands of God through the gift of the rescued horse and loving mentors then letting Him do the rest.
One Participant, one horse, one mentor is our philosophy for equine mentoring. Equine mentoring is not considered a riding program however, if the participant is ready, they may do some activities while mounted. Each session is 90 minutes in length. First part of the session is either doing a devotional with their mentor or doing a chore/activity around the ranch. By serving at the ranch, it gets the participant doing something beyond self. The rest of the session is spending time with the horse of their choosing. While building a bond with the horse, the participant will learn communication, relationship, and life applications skills. The mentor will share how to apply what the participant has learned with the horse to their everyday life.
These social and non-judgmental animals exhibiting great power, beauty, and grace, reach out and help heal the broken.
The horses we rescue may just be someone's new best friend, teaching patience, love, trust, forgiveness, and so much more.
Be sure to let us know which program you are interested in.