Hope Reigns was founded, in part, to provide rescue and sanctuary to abused, neglected, starved, and retired horses until they can be placed in either a permanent loving home or used in the equine-assisted 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.
If located in Montgomery County and need to report equine animal abuse or neglect, please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Livestock Unit at (281)685-6510.
One participant, one horse, one mentor, and the application of FBEAP are the 4 pillars of Faith-Based Equine-Assisted Mentoring.
WHAT IS FBEAP?
Faith-Based Equine-Assisted Philosophy is based on God's Word and wild herd behavior. Partnering with the horse and the Holy Spirit to gently expose and eliminate unhealthy behavior and thought patterns and replace them with TRUTH THAT SETS YOU FREE. By providing biblical life changing solutions, strongholds are broken and life can be lived the way God intended - TRUE FREEDOM.
WHY HORSES FOR HEALING?
Horses are the perfect partner in demonstrating the Truth found in God's Word. Better yet, rescued horses!
While interacting with the horse, a special connection happens between God, participant, and horse and thus the healing begins.
"Let me be clear, the Anointed One has set us free - not partially, but completely and wonderfully free! We must always cherish this truth and stubbornly refuse to go back into bondage of our past." ~Galatians 5:1 (TPT)
The H.A.Y. program was created to provide a safe environment where youth can come experience hope, healing, and encouragement. Each participant may be dealing with lack of self-esteem, bullying, depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, or any other stronghold. The youth who come to the ranch may feel alone, insecure, or unloved and the horses know it. Through faith-based equine assisted mentoring, the youth learns about relationships, communication, and the values for forgiveness, faith, and community, all the while, building confidence by learning life skills and how to apply them to their everyday life.
(ages 17 and under)
Experiencing horse interaction without the need for words to explain the feelings. The time and energy invested working with the horses allows participants 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. Partnering with the Holy Spirit and horses help heal the whole person: body, soul (mind, will, and emotions), and sprit. Helping to walk in freedom and grow closer to God.
Jesus said, "If you abide in My word,...you will know the truth, and the truth will set
you free." ~John 8:31-32 (ESV)
Equine-Assisted Mentoring Programs are not riding programs, however, there are certain FBEAP activities that require riding. Physical limitations will be considered for the riding activity.
Each program session is 60-90 minutes in length. Additional horses may be included in the session activity. Session exercises are founded on Biblical principles, wild horse behavior, and discipleship with horses training exercises.
For the H.A.Y. and Hope In Camo programs, there may be times when a family session is recommended.
The ranch currently does not have a covered arena, therefore, NO horse activities will take place on rainy or extremely hot days due to risk of injury to human and horse.
While we do not wish to turn anyone away, there are limited number of sessions available each month. Sessions are scheduled by appointment only. A program participant application MUST be completed prior to session appointment