Hope Reins


Horses. Healing. Hope

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Vision & Mission

Mission

To improve emotional and behavioral ​health, empower individuals, foster ​resiliency and improve overall wellness in a ​nature-based environment, regardless of an ​individual's ability to pay.

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Vision

To provide evidence-​based, trauma ​informed, and culturally ​sensitive healing ​relationships between ​horses and humans, ​providing joy for all ​who participate.

Core Values

Acceptance


HOPE


Respect


Teamwork


Communication

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“Most of us think of ​ourselves as thinking ​creatures that feel, but ​we are actually feeling ​creatures that think.”

Jill Bolte Taylor

Equine Assisted ​Psychotherapy

EAP is used to treat a variety of mental health and human development needs including behavioral issues, ADHD, PTSD, ​substance use disorders, eating disorders, grief and loss, anger issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, ​and communication needs


Candidates for EAP include all people who are physically comfortable walking and standing for at least 40 minutes. EAP is ​interactive, fun, and empowers people to find hope in healing and solutions for life’s challenges. EAP is an excellent form of ​therapy for anyone who wants to be proactive in making a better life.


Naturally intimidating to many, horses are large and powerful. This creates a natural opportunity for some to overcome fear ​and develop confidence. Working alongside a horse, in spite of those fears, creates confidence and provides wonderful ​insight when dealing with other intimidating and challenging situations in life.


Like humans, horses are social animals, with defined roles within their herds. They would rather be with their peers. They ​have distinct personalities, attitudes, and moods; an approach that works with one horse won’t necessarily work with ​another.


Most importantly, horses mirror human body language. Many complain, “This horse is stubborn. That horse doesn’t like me,” ​etc. The lesson is that if they change themselves, the horses respond differently. Horses are honest, which makes them ​especially powerful messengers (Source: eagala.org)






Horse Powered Reading®

Horse Powered Reading® helps children

  • Increase confidence
  • Promote self-efficacy
  • Foster connections
  • Learn valuable reading skills
  • Carry new skills into the regular classroom

Horse Powered Reading® integrates social-emotional learning with ​academics; thus allowing students see and experience reading with ​their entire mind, body and emotions by creating metaphors for the ​skills involved in reading.


Students interact with horses from the ground, while using toys and ​props to identify obstacles and learn five critical reading skills - ​phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and ​comprehension

* Session goals vary depending upon the needs of the individual or group

Provided at area schools through a generous grant from ​the North Dakota Community Foundation

Why Horses?

Naturally intimidating to many, horses are large and powerful. This creates a natural ​opportunity for some to overcome fear and develop confidence. Working alongside a ​horse, in spite of those fears, creates

confidence and provides wonderful insight when dealing with other intimidating and ​challenging situations in life.


Like humans, horses are social animals, with defined roles within their herds. They ​would rather be with their peers. They have distinct personalities, attitudes, and ​moods; an approach that works with one horse won’t necessarily work with another.


Most importantly, horses mirror human body language. Many complain, “This horse ​is stubborn. That horse doesn’t like me,” etc. The lesson is that if they change ​themselves, the horses respond differently. Horses are honest, which makes them ​especially powerful messengers (Source: eagala.org)

The belief that our clients ​have the best solutions for ​themselves forms a ​foundation for the EAGALA ​approach. Rather than ​instructing or directing ​solutions, we allow our ​clients to experiment, ​problem-solve, take risks, ​employ creativity, and find ​their own solutions that work ​best for them.

Horse Powered Reading® ​integrates social-emotional ​learning with academics; thus ​allowing students see and ​experience reading with their ​entire mind, body and emotions ​by creating metaphors for the ​skills involved in reading.

Students interact with horses from ​the ground, while using toys and ​props to identify obstacles and ​learn five critical reading skills - ​phonemic awareness, decoding, ​vocabulary, fluency, and ​comprehension


Natural Lifemanship teaches ​the science and art of ​connection. Natural ​Lifemanship Principals are ​based on Bruce Perry's ​work and trauma informed ​care. Quite simply, we ​believe that attuned, ​connected relationship with ​self and with others is the ​key to healthy development, ​mental health and well-​being. (Certification in ​process)

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LOVE

Horses and Books?

Join Our Book Club


Only $15/ month

One Saturday/month


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Parties


Throughout the summer ​we host tea parties and ​other fun events for kids. ​Money raised supports our ​therapy program.


Contact us about a pony ​at your party.




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Join Us for our

Hearts & Hope Inaugural Fundraiser



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Fundraiser For Hope Reins equine assisted therapy & Learning -

February 11, 2023 | 5:30 PM - Midnight


1920s Attire Encouraged but Not Required

Sponsor & Donor Opportunities Available

Contact Sara Kenney at 701-739-4729

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Gatsby ​Night

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Come out in your fringe, feathers and fedoras ! Join us for a ​very festive evening flashing back to the prohibition era, minus ​the prohibition part, with Thomas & Moriarty's making sure the ​drinks are flowing. Enjoy an Italian dinner, fit for a mob boss. ​End the night by cutting a rug on the dancefloor. All ages ​welcome!

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Our Therapy & Learning Team

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Kim ​Dockter


Certified Horse ​Powered Reading ​Certified Instructor



Kim grew up with horses ​and cattle near Turtle ​Lake. She has worked in ​the juvenile court ​system and is currently a ​teacher with Bismarck ​Public Schools.

Dr. Sara Kenney


Founder, Executive Director

EAGALA Certified

Horse Powered Reading ​Certified Instructor

Pasture Management Certification

Horse Nutrition Certification

Dr. Kenney is a licensed ​psychologist. She grew up with a ​love for horses. She has a history of ​teaching dance as well as working in ​preschools & child treatment ​centers while a student. She ​strongly believes in learning ​through experiences, recognizing ​not all classrooms have four walls ​and loves witnessing the ​therapeutic benefits of interacting ​with horses.

LeAnn ​Ochsner​

Equine Specialist



LeAnn was born and raised ​with thoroughbred race ​horses. She has worked ​with and owned race and ​ranch horses most of her ​life. She has done ​training, both ground work ​and in the saddle. LeAnn ​has her Masters In Mental ​Health Studies anda ​bachelors in Social Work

Kaitlyn ​Kenney

Equine Specialist



Kaitlyn has grown up riding ​since she was young. She ​enjoys taking clinics with ​various professionals to ​learn what she can in a ​variety of disciplines. She ​has educated herself in equin​e science as well, with a​n interest in equine genetics.​ She enjoys farm life wit​h horses, dogs, goats, an​d chickens. ​

VO​LUNTEERS




We have a wonderful team ​of volunteer board members ​and others who help us ​fundraise and at events and ​lessons. We welcome a​nyone that is interested to re​ach out to us and see how you​ can fit in​to our team!



We are volunteer-based and rely on donations to support our horses, equipment, and volunteer trainings.


Contributions or gifts to Hope Reins, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible as charitable contributions according to state and federal tax laws

Donors & Sponsors 2022-2023

The list below is based on donations received from Janury 2022 to the present.


Anyone who becomes a donor of Hope Reins before the end of 2023 will be considered a Founding Donor of the organization and will be able to retain that ​designation as long as they maintain or increase their donation over the coming years. Hope Reins is a 501c3 designated nonprofit and donations are tax-​deductible based on state and national tax laws.

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Silver

$1​200-2499

Dr​. Phyllis E. Johnson

Platinum

$5​000 +

North Dakota Community ​Foundation​

Gold

$2​500- $4999

Br​onze

$5​00 - $1199

4I​mprint

Su​pporter

$2​00-499

Fr​iend

Up​ to $199

In​-Kind Donations

Tami Devore

Ann & Todd Richardson

Contributions or gifts to Hope Reins, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax deductible as charitable contributions

Hope Reins is a 501(c)3, non-profit, Equine Assisted Therapies & Learning program. Hope ​Reins offers mental health services to families and youth, individuals, veterans, and ​corporations. Our team is certified in the EAGALA model of Equine Assisted ​Psychotherapy.


We are volunteer-based and rely on donations to support our horses!



Contact Us

Address:

15405 26th Street NE

Baldwin, ND 58521


Tel: (701)484-2356

Email: HopeReinsND@gmail.com


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