After going through some intense trauma at a young age, my happy bubbly little girl, was no longer the same person. She was scared, broken, and refused to speak so much so that she lost the physical ability to form words. After a long, hard look at our budget, I connected with Free Rein in hopes that the money would work itself out, and placed her on the wait list. An opportunity presented itself to receive a grant for the costs, and Sandy helped me navigate the paperwork to obtain both the grant, and a scholarship from Free Rein. My little girl had not only two full sessions paid for, but a brand new purple helmet. A purple helmet which she anxiously clung to on the drive to the stables. Once she saw the horse she would soon be riding, her anxiety melted away, and her bright smile made a big come back. After every class her voice gets stronger, and her confidence grows. My beautiful little girl has found her joy once again.
My wife and I volunteered for over 4 yrs until health problems caused us to fade away. We worked with different riders but one in particular, who we helped every week, caused us to see the changes the program created. Like any program you get out of it what you put into it. I feel in our brief time we helped.