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Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center
October 31, 2012

Victory Reins is second home to my 11 year old autistic son, Neale. When my son first went there, he wouldn't even go near the barn but Sandy and one of the volunteers, Elizabeth, patiently convinced him to warm up to the horses little by little. That was a year ago and this year, on the first day that he learned he was going to see his favourite horse, Rasha, again, Neale jumped out of bed with the happiest smile on his face. Sandy, Jim and all the volunteers are simply heaven-sent. Watching the joy on the faces of special kids while they interact with the horses and the dedication of the angels who took time and effort to make the experience wonderful for them is just like seeing a live act of God right in front of you - it is PRICELESS!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Client Served

Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center
April 4, 2012

My son Neale is autistic and he was blessed to get the chance to go to Victory Reins for Therapeutic Horseback Riding Sessions. On his first day, Neale refused to even come near the barns. I thought that was the end of it. But Sandy and a VR volunteer, Elizabeth, patiently talked to him and tried to make him feel comfortable. They first introduced an amiable donkey to Neale then reined a cart on him where Neale can ride. That did it! For the next few weeks, that was how they got Neale to get inside the barn. 3 sessions later, Sandy and Elizabeth tried to convince him to get on a beautiful horse named Rasha, with Elizabeth riding with him at first and miraculously, he did! It is amazing how the dedication and patience of angels like Sandy and Elizabeth could change the life of a special child like Neale. It was a great milestone for a special child who has great fear of horses! Victory Reins is a heavenly place here on earth! The other day, Neale was jumping up and down and saying Rasha's name; he is ready! This summer, Neale is definitely coming back to spend fun times with Rasha again!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Client Served