I work for a non-for profit residential program. This place has been great for our kids ! They look forward to it each week and always learn something new! The staff there are super helpful and awesome and really help the kids!
Victory Reins is a God send!
- The People -
Sandy and Jim have such hearts for the Lord and sharing His love with others - especially those that are struggling or hurting. They understand the powerfully beneficial mental, physical, and spiritual effects that working with horses can have on a person. Meeting each client where they are, Sandy and her amazing staff customize an individual care plan and then gently guide each rider toward personal growth - celebrating milestones along the way. My daughter and I have been volunteering at Victory Reins for 9 months now, and it is truly the highlight of our week! As volunteers, we were required to go through an interview and training process before working with any of the animals or students. The people and the atmosphere at this center are nothing like I have ever experienced before. You can just feel the love and compassion oozing from every person there. They are not just there to "give lessons". They truly care about each individual rider and family, and strive to give them a wonderful experience each time.
- The Animals -
The horses and other animals on the farm are incredible and so well cared for. As a Vet Tech, I can assure you that they DO NOT cut corners when it comes to the health and care of their animals. Sandy is an excellent horsewoman and knows what to look for in a good therapy horse. She puts in the time and effort to consistently train and work with each horse to assure that they are in the best mental and physical condition to care for their riders.
- The Facility -
The indoor arena is large and low dust. There is a variety of equipment available to facilitate fun and learning during each lesson. During your visit, you can enjoy the heated / air conditioned viewing room with a clean indoor bathroom and comfortable seating, or the covered outdoor sitting area while watching the other farm animals in the petting zoo. All areas of the facility are handicapped accessible.
Bottom line?? I can not recommend Victory Reins highly enough to any family. Whether you are in need of their Therapeutic Riding services, or are looking to get involved on the volunteer end of it, do not hesitate to give Sandy a call. You will not be sorry!
Victory Reins truly is a top notch facility if you are looking for equine therapy. It has helped my program flourish in ways I could not have imagined. The owner Sandy is amazing, as well as, all the staff that work there. The experience was extremely beneficial as the kids that participated wanted to know when they were going to go back again. We now go once a week and each time the activities are more creative than the last. Thank you Victory Reins for all the work that you do with our youth!
Our 16 year old daughter has been coming here since she was 3. It’s amazing facility and has helped her grown physically and given her tremendous amounts of confidence. We are so grateful for Victory Reins
My daughter has been riding with Victory Reins for four years. She is 6 years old and thanks to Sandy and her amazing volunteers, loves riding every week. Every single client is treated like they are someone special and it shows when they light up while riding the horses. Being on the horses gives my daughter, who generally cannot walk without a walker so much freedom. You can tell that VR is truly a labor of love for Sandy and her staff. I would recommend it to anyone!!
When a friend told me about Victory Reins back in 2013, I brought my adult son who has Cerebral Palsy to the facility to see if it was something in which he could participate. We have never looked back since the day of our first visit and always look forward to our time spent at the barn. Sandy and her staff of wonderful volunteers ensure that my son is safe and also that he learns and enjoys himself on each visit. There are few activities for adults with disabilities but riding at Victory Reins is something everyone can accomplish. My son continues to learn and improve his riding skills even after years of participation. The Covid shutdown in 2020 took a toll on all of us but not being able to ride was the worst of the worst for my son. I certainly hope that Victory Reins stays in operation for years to come!
Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is an organization that my daughter has been affiliated with for over six years. The care and treatment the program horses receive is top notch. When the COVID pandemic hit, forcing the facility to close its doors to students to keep everyone healthy and safe, the health and welfare of the horses and other farm animals was always a priority. Strict protocols were in place to keep both animals and volunteers safe. When the facility re-opened in the Spring of 2021, plans were formulated to bring students back gradually. The health and welfare of the students, volunteers and animals was and still is the priority of this organization. My daughter could not have found a better organization to affiliate herself with than Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center. She has bonded with all the students and their families and continues to share in the many joys and growth milestone they have made while riding in the program. The volunteers work as a team to insure the program runs smoothly and the students and horses have fun during a lesson. The countless hours spent with the volunteers, students and families has given my daughter a second family she will forever keep in her heart no matter what path life takes her. I can say, without a doubt, that Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is a nonprofit organization that ALWAYS sets the needs of the students, families and the program horses as their number one priority. My daughter has grown in so many ways while volunteering here and I cannot imagine her life without this amazing nonprofit organization and the wonderful, caring people affiliated with it. Wish I could give more than 5 stars because they completely deserve it!!!!!
My daughter has been a volunteer at Victory Reins for over a year now and she absolutely love it! She wanted to volunteer because she is an equestrian and loves horses! She ended up loving the entire experience! Sandy has an unbelievable facility. She has created a warm and loving environment for all who attend. The students are blessed with her knowledge and compassion. Just walking into the facility gives you a sense of family. Sandy's passion for what she does shows in everything she does. She has set up an immaculate riding center, and created a warm and comfortable environment for parents to relax and watch their children thrive during their lessons. The children love to visit with the many other animals Sandy had beautifully housed as well. Rabbits, pigs, chickens, goats, cats and of course the horses all engage the children to bring countless smiles. My girl scout troop created items for Victory Reins to fulfill their Silver Award and were amazed when I took them to visit the facility! They had a wonderful time when Sandy took the time out of her busy schedule to give them a detailed tour of the facility! The girls were impressed and amazed at how much VR had to offer. Sandy has created a wonderful haven for all who visit! It is obvious that her heart is totally vested in every aspect of the Victory Reins. I am proud my daughter has found a second home at VR. The volunteers are amazing and the students and parents warm her heart every time she volunteers. She has grown as a young woman through her experiences at VR and now is considering a career in this field as well. An amazing organization!
My daughter loves riding the horses at Victory Reins. She has ADHD and other emotional and behavioral problems. She has been riding for three years now, and she is able to guide her horse though patterns and trot independently with a helper walking beside her. She is very proud of her accomplishments and has gained self esteem. Victory Reins is a very friendly, and also very professional therapeutic riding center where children and adults can learn and thrive.
Victory Reins has made such a difference in not only our clients treatment, but their overall mental health management. Sandy and her team make the experience not only fun, but a learning experience. The team shows the youth that there is more to animals then just playing with them. Sandy and her team help these youth with self-esteem, confidence, communication, and responsibility. Just a rewarding experience for these youth.
Equine Therapy has been an excellent and much needed intervention for our youth who have been working to reestablish trust, safety, responsibility, and resiliency. Many of my youth are also excited because they get a chance to build relationships in a nurturing way.
Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center works with several of our youth on a regular basis. They not only provide a therapeutic, safe and clean environment for our youth to work on their past trauma, they also provide genuine care and concern for our kids. They meet our kids where they are at in their healing process while providing safe and consistent expectations in a therapeutic manner. Victory Reins has a wonder facility however, it is their hearts that are filled with compassion that make Victory Reins such a special place for all!
Victory Reins is fun and a great learning experience! I’ve learned a lot over the past few months and continue to learn more!
I have been a volunteer at Victory Reins for 6 & 1/2 years and it has been the best experience! I have gained a second family with all of the volunteers and the owners! I definitely recommend this facility to anyone who is interested in working with special needs individuals as well as horses! I can’t imagine what my life would be like today without this facility!
Sandy and everyone at Victory Reins are so amazing! The staff are so sweet, caring, and passionate about the work they do. They help teach, train, and motivate our emotionally struggling youth and youth with disabilities. They always have very high spirits and encouragement that lift up our kids and make their day! The opportunities to interact with the horses, received therapeutic services, and have a little fun with the other animals around the farm is always the highlight of our week!
LOVE this place! My daughter has been riding for 8 years at Victory Reins. It is still the highlight of her week. We love all of the volunteers; they are so encouraging & helpful. Sandy, the owner, is simply amazing! We love all of the horses & other farm animals. My daughter has made so many gains through her riding. From focus, listening skills, processing skills, paying attention to what is going on around her while still being in control of her horse, memorizing a pattern to lead her horse through. And let’s not forget to mention...she is in control of a very large animal & she does it independently. Her confidence in herself has soared. I’m forever grateful for everyone at Victory Reins!
Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center has been such a blessing to our family. Our daughter has been riding for a year & a half & we have seen an amazing transformation in her. She loves horses & her weekly interaction with them has improved her focus, motor planning, core strength and her self confidence. Sandy is an amazing advocate for those who are differently abled. We highly recommend this nonprofit!
Working with Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center has allowed the youth we serve to gain much confidence and improve social and leadership skills. The staff here at Victory Reins have been very kind and supportive to youth that we serve, and have been very understanding to the specific needs of each individual client. The youth look forward to going to Victory Reins and are always sad when it is time to leave. It bring great joy to know that the youth we serve look forward to going to Victory Reins and look forward to whatever task, challenge, or activity that is waiting for them.
I had the opportunity to volunteer at victory reins two summers ago and it was such an incredible experience! This place really is changing the lives of so many of the children that walk through the door and I have yet to see someone walk out the door without a smile on their face. It is such a supportive and loving environment and I would absolutely rate it as one of the best therapeutic riding centers. Seeing the relationship between these kids and the horses is such a beautiful experience. If I can I would totally go back at help out!!!
I volunteered for only five or six months at Victory Reigns but it was one of the most enlightening volunteer jobs I’ve ever had. To watch them put into action and pour real victory into the lives of children and adults with special needs or those who are hurting, was an experience I will never forget. Watching the smiles on the faces of the children as they got on those horses and began to ride or the woman who couldn’t walk but on a horse looked like she could conquer the world, lives are being transformed. The owners and employees are some of the most giving and kind people I have ever met. This place hands-down brings victory not only to those who have special needs but to each and every volunteer or person who walks through those doors.
Love Victory Reins Jim & Sandy and ALL the volunteers. I’ve been taking my multi needs grand daughter Dylan for8+ years. She loves it! Everyone is do nice. It’s her only “my time” activity. Neither walks or talks but smiles when on “her”Dodge. It has helped her core muscles. Now since I need help getting her out of car and back in again, many of the volunteers have helped us with both. We are most grateful!
Been bringing our multi needs grand daughter for therapudic horse riding for over 5 years to Victory Reins. She LOVES it. Thank you to Sandy and Jim and all the volunteers who guard her as she “rides”. Many beautiful improvements made since we started. Couldn’t be more pleased!!
I have been volunteering at Victory Reins for 5 years now, and it has been the best experience of my life. I have matured so much and have grown into a stronger person. The children and adults are absolutely amazing and I am so grateful to be able to help touch their lives. I have also struggled with making friends, and I have gained all of my best friends from this facility. They are all like a second family to me. I have also gained a lot more horse experience by volunteering here. I had 5 years prior experience with horses before I started volunteering, and I have gained so much more knowledge that will help me throughout my life. I am so thankful to have this facility and second family in my life.
Victory Reins is one of the best places that I’ve ever volunteered at. It is so much fun to help out with lessons, see the smiles on the riders’ faces, and know that we have helped the riders overcome daunting challenges. As volunteers, we also have the privilege of grooming horses as well as being with other amazing volunteers who make an enormous difference in the community. Please take the time to check this wonderful nonprofit out and volunteer/donate here! You will love it! :)
Victory Reins is such a great place. I have been volunteering here for a while and have loved working with kids, the horses, and the other volunteers. It is easy to tell they really care about what they do and can feel the love they have for kids and horses.
Everyone I worked with was so kind and fun to be around! I particularly loved how the LOVE of Christ was represented and shown!
Victory Reins is an amazing, Christ-centered, mission minded, riding center.
They go above and beyond to help so many people.
We are blessed to know them and board our horse in their barn.
All four of our daughters were loved, nurtured, and trained to ride and care for horses at VR.
We’re blessed to have them serving our community!
The Corzine Family
I don't even know where to start. :)
Sandy, Jim, and the staff at Victory Reins, mean the world to our family.
Our four daughters ride, three of our girls have physical health issues (orthopedic and cardiac), and our fourth battles anxiety.
We feel like family when we walk through the doors, our kids are loved and encouraged. They never want to dismount and could live at the stable if we'd let them. ☺
This place, is very special, peaceful, and accepting of all children/families.
It's a little piece of our heaven on earth.
We love Victory Reins! ❤
My daughter has been doing therapeutic riding at Victory Reins for years and loves it. They are amazing working with her and have really helped with her balance. The staff is friendly, loving and most of all patient and they build wonderful relationships with the children. It's a great experience for children with disabilities.
Victory Reins helps individuals through therapeutic riding and the relationships built with the horses. I volunteer here and consider it time well-spent to support a Great Non-Profit!
I volunteer at Victory Reins and it is wonderful to see the experiences riders have here. It is a place where people connect with horses and relationships form. I love being there. I look forward to my time at Victory Reins every week!
My daughter has been riding at Victory Reins now for years and she absolutely loves it! The owner/teacher is VERY friendly with both the students and their parents/guardians and makes bringing our children there a happy experience.
The student 'volunteers' are, also, very good with the students and you can see that it's like a big family!!
I've been coming out to Victory Reins to volunteer on at least a weekly basis for almost three years and I can honestly say it has changed my life for the better. I'm very lucky to be able to say that I've grown up with horses but since I started coming out to the barn, it strengthened my love and need to help animals even more. Now I can proudly say I just graduated veterinary technician school. The people I have met here have become my second family and I cannot be more grateful for that.
I was there last week with my class. They did an amazing job helping all my students with multiple disabilities. All of the students and staff had a wonderful time
My school goes here every year for horseback riding and they do an amazing job. They are very kind and patient with our students who have a variety of needs. All of our student love going on this field trip every year!!
I am a Physical Therapist working in a school with many children with many special needs. Victory Reins has done a wonderful job of welcoming our children in a safe and friendly environment. The staff was very good at accommodating our many diverse physical and sensory needs.
Victory Reins is a great place to be. The atmosphere is amazing and everyone is so kind and helpful. I just started volunteering about a month ago and I love it already. Mrs. Sandy is very helpful and if I have any questions she is always quick to respond and help me out in the barn or with the horses. I look forward to learning new things about the horses and even the therapeutic side of the horse industry.
Our daughter rides at Victory Reins and absolutely loves it!!!
She is always greeted with warm, friendly smiles, receives gentle, fun encouragement while riding and takes pride that she is part of this wonderful family called Victory Reins.
Sandy, Jim, the great staff and volunteers have a caring, compassionate, loving, kind heart. What a gift they are. They have richly blessed our daughter's life. They have taken time to learn about her and how to communicate with her. It certainly gives her confidence and makes her feel loved and able to do something that not everyone can do....... ride a horse!
The horses are kind, gentle, well-cared for and know that they have an awesome responsibility. They love it! It is really incredible to watch the student/horse relationship develop. They become friends..... loving, caring, trusting and hoping in each other.
Thank you Victory Reins for your hard work, your passion to serve and your love for all people!!! You rock!!!
My daughter has been volunteering at Victory Reins for over 5 years now and absolutely loves it. And I as a parent love it there as well. What Jim and Sandy provide for their students is amazing and what the volunteers learn there is equally amazing. There is just so much compassion when you are at the stables. My daughter has learned so much working with the children that she now has an interest in pursuing Special Education in college - wanting to help children with disabilities. Victory Reins is a wonderful place!!!!!!!
We love spending our time here! There’s so much for my son to do from the petting zoo area to riding the horses. Every person is extremely kind and makes us feel welcome! Thanks so much for everything you do!
I cannot say enough great things about Victory Reins! My time there takes me out of everyday and surrounds me with amazing people and caring animals. I have seen the changes and progress of the students over the years and the simplest task which may have been impossible at one point is now possible. It's hard not fall in love with the experiences that I have had here.
I’ve been volunteering for Victory Reins for 10 plus years . I can not express what a blessing it has been to work along side and Sandy and Mr. Jim and to see the joy that their ministry brings to the children and their families .
Indian Oaks Academy, a residential treatment center for youth in Manteno, Illinois, has partnered with Victory Reins Therapeutic Riding Center since December, 2017. They focus on building selff-esteem, concentration, relaxation, etc. Sandy Michalewicz, founder and director of Victory Reins, commented on the progress that can be made from equine therapy, noting that “getting on a horse empowers kids…offers them a sense of freedom.” The youth at IOA not only learn to ride, but groom, turn out, clean stalls, feed, and even bathe the horses. Their equine therapy has served our youth well. We strongly recommend Victory Reins as an organization, and as a place of healing!
I've volunteered at this great place and it is wonderful. There is so much love, kindness, and compassion. Their mission to help others thru experience in riding or even relating to animals is amazing. They are doing a fantastic work here.
My son Will has ASD and has been riding with Sandy and her amazing team of volunteers for several years now. Riding helps him focus and puts the reins in his hands and empowers him to make the choices. Our daughter, Faye was born with a chromosomal deletion. She began riding at VR when she was three. She was bascially non-veral. Within three months she was able to say "walk on" in order to get her horse to move forward. Riding also helped with her balance, core strength, hand-eye coordination, et.
This is an amazing non-for-profit organization. The people who run VR and volunteer are the most amazing people you will ever meet. They truly have a passion for the horses and the riders who come to participate. Truely an A++ experience, for the whole family, not just the rider.
There are no words to convey how we feel about this amazing place. Our son Will has ASD, and has been riding with Ms. Sandy and her amazing volunteers for two years now. He works on listening, following directions, academics and extras such as sign language. He has now worked up to riding a horse on his own, with a volunteer coach who walks along side him. He has built his confidence immensely. We look forward to seeing Will ride in the Special Olympics again this fall.
Faye just turned 3 years old. She was born with a micro-deletion on her 6th chromosome. She has a lot of developmental delays, including gross motor and speech. Faye is currently working on using her vocabulary while riding and strengthening her core muscles. When we arrive at Victory Reins, Faye begins yelling and cheering in anticipation to riding a horse.
Sandy is such an amazing and special person with such a gift with working with children and horses. The entire atmosphere of this place breathes "amazing" as well as relaxing. It just gives you a chance to sit back, watch, relax and breathe.
We were fortunate enough this year to come out to the farm and work two weekends with the volunteers, in order to prepare for the upcoming spring season. It gave us such a sense of accomplishment, knowing that so many children and adults would be enjoying this wonderful place, in a matter of weeks. We are fortunate enough to have this wonderful extended family.
Love volunteering here! I have participated in numerous aspects....helping with feeding, organizing, cleaning, assisting with lessons and more! I have learned a lot . Sandy and Jim are very understanding and give great direction, as well as leaving you to your tasks. I would highly recommend anybody to come visit and volunteer!
I have been volunteering at Victory Reins for about 7 or 8 years. I have always love animals, especially horses. I also have a passion for helping people with special needs, so this place is right up my alley! I checked out helping with lessons and was hooked. I love the supportive, family atmosphere that is encouraged among both riders and volunteers. Wanting to learn more, I began helping with feeding and other barn chores, guided by the owner and more experienced volunteers. Going out to the barn on Sunday mornings has become my sanctuary. Spending time with the horses and other animals is very therapeutic for me as well. I have loved seeing the program growing over the years, seeing new and familiar faces every year. I hope to continue to be able to continue volunteering as long as I possibly can.
My son, Ben, has PDD-NOS, which falls under the umbrella of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Ben struggled with self-esteem and feeling of competency due to his developmental delays. Finding Victory Reins has been a God-send. Learning how to ride, and ride successfully, has made Ben proud of himself and has given him confidence in all areas of his life. Under the tutelage of Ms. Sandy and all her wonderful employees and volunteers, Ben has developed into an accomplished equestrian, and the medals and ribbons that he has won hang proudly in our home. Thanks are not nearly enough to express our love and gratitude for this wonderful program!
My daughter has been riding at Victory Reins for 11 years. It has helped her immensely with her physical limitations as well as helping her to develop strong bonds with the volunteers and staff. She loves being a part of the Special Olympics and it has helped her self esteem.
Victory Reins creates a family environment. They have worked with my daughter Makayla for 10 years. She has become much stronger and showed many horsemanship skills that would not have been possible many years ago. When she got sick last year, Sandy and Jim called right away. We look forward to lessons every week.
I volunteered at Victory Reins in the past. I agree that therapeutic riding can be a positive experience both mentally and physically, I was a little disappointed. The facilities are clean and the horses are fed however I feel that Sandy lacks in the skills department when it comes to the animals..... one of the horses was not feeling well, Sandy gave him a shot for his stomach problem and he ended up dying ( about 3 years ago). Is this woman also a veterinarian? She roughly yanks the reins if one of the horses is disbobeying in a rough mean fashion.... it really broke my heart to see a horse treated this way. She can be bossy and demanding. Some of the kids cry and really don't enjoy the experience.... Not all it's cracked up to be.... and one of the young female volunteers who has been there many years is a witch
They are a top notch organization. They always go above the call of duty. They have helped our granddaughter immensely.
Victory Reins is an amazing place. The owner’s Sandy & Jim have the biggest heart when it comes to the children. They make you feel so welcome.
Victory Reins does so much for everyone involved; the volunteers as well as those receiving services. It is very rewarding. Sandy and Jim have hearts for God and it shows through what they do through VR.
Victory reigns helped both my kids, my son was recovering from brain tumor surgery and my daughter had a brain aneurysm. They both loved it and was great therapy for them.
Our family loves Victory Reins!!
They are extremely welcoming and always making improvements on their facilities!!!
Victory reins is a great place that helps people unselfishly, they have grown in the last few years and it is in the best kind of ways. they are just as excited about baby chicks as they are for getting the painting done.
I have been a volunteer at Victory Reins for over 1 year now and I absolutely love my new second home. Sandy is an amazing teacher and friend to the many students and parents that come to the facility. She has made such a warm and loving environment for not only the parents and students that attend, but also the many volunteers who look forward to coming each and every time. I have learned so much about myself as well as the students who come out to ride with us. It has been an amazing experience so far and Sandy has shown me a career path I had never considered before. The volunteers I work with are amazing and I have made many new friends! She is a great role model, teacher and friend to everyone who comes to Victory Reins!
I have been involved with the organization since its birth. Victory Reins is a place like no other, it is a shining example of the good in this world. If ever you have a doubt that angels exist, visit Victory Reins, and you will find your answer. You will be changed forever. Victory Reins instills in all who go there, a sense of compassion, eagerness to help, and an understanding that, yes, you can make a difference, we all can, all you have to do is show up!!!! I highly recommend Victory Reins to all of us. Go there and you will see what I mean, it will forever change your life in the best way possible.
Victory Reins is a place of acceptance, hope, love, understanding and trust. Not only do the students learn but any and all who enter learn as well. You make lifelong friendships and lessons at Victory Reins. Sandy and her horses are amazing. They create a bond with each and every person who enters and they enrich your life in a way that cannot be described. Victory Reins is truely a blessing.
I've volunteered at Victory Reins for almost eight years. When I came in, I knew almost nothing about horse riding or husbandry. The owners of Victory Reins took me in as one of their own almost immediately. This place is a haven for learning, care, and a very positive attitude, as well as a happy home for many many animals. I have learned so much about myself and others in working with our students, and I couldn't be more grateful that Victory Reins does what it does. I'm beyond honored to have VR as my second home, and as my happy place.
This lovely little place has a very inviting and warm family atmosphere .It also has the worlds most amazing staff of volunteers That give theirs all to make this place run so smood .
Victory Reigns has amazed us! We began taking our preschooler for therapeutic riding after he was diagnosed with low tone and poor motor coordination. Other extracurricular activities we tried, such has Tae Kwan Do and gymnastics, proved to be challenging for our son and he soon became discouraged. His strength and confidence has improved and his love for horses has blossomed! The kindness and positive energy of the staff is contagious and I leave his lessons feeling proud of my son and wanting to pass on the kindness the staff and volunteers have bestowed on my family. Victory Reigns is truly a gem!
My son just started therapeutic riding lessons a few months ago and it has been nothing but a positive experience! Great clean facility with staff that really engages with my son. Sandy knows how to push my son to excel and learn. We look forward every week to going!
I've been a volunteer here for approximately 2 months now. The environment and the people are all such a joy to be around. Add in the animals and all their personalities and it sometimes feels impossible to leave.
I am so happy that I found Victory Reins. I have been a volunteer here for only a few months and I have learned so much. Theres never a day I have gone without a smile on my face! It's a great place for people of all ages to learn, relax and have fun.
My granddaughter, Lindsay, looks forward to going to Victory Reins every week. Victory Reins is a well run top organization. Sandy and her awesome volunteers are competent and compassionate. They are respectful of the individual needs of their students and delight in their sucesses. Victory Reins meets the needs of an underserved population.
My son Will enjoys his therapeutic riding lessons every Saturday. He is super excited to find out which of the horses he will be riding for that lesson. Will can be quite "headstrong" at times and Sandy knows how to redirect him so that he can focus on the task. Will has learned how to get on and off his horse, walk-on, whoa, back-up and direct his horse to where it needs to be during the lesson. Sandy has also incorporated math, sign-language, alphabet games, etc. into her lessons. Will has also gained better posture and core strength. Sandy and her volunteers have a passion for what they do every day and it really shows. We look forward to each riding lesson and seeing all the students achieve their goals and their smiling faces.
Love coming here in my free time, it's a great place to learn something new and spend time, every time I'm here I feel welcomed and needed, it truly is a blessing
Victory Reins has been a blessing to our family. Our son has Autism and therapeutic riding has been so good for helping him with OT and interacting with others. Sandy and her team of volunteers do everything with love, creating a wonderful community for riders and their families. We are so thankful for this organization.
My son receives therapeutic riding lessons at Victory Reins. My son had never been on a horse until he started at Victory Reins. He is only 4 so he was understandably scared his first time on the horse. Sandy was so patient, calm and positive with him. He felt so secure that within a short time he was totally at ease being on the horse. Now it is one of his favorite places to go. All of the volunteers are fantastic! Each person there helps my son and the other children to feel empowered and confident in their abilities. They also take the time to focus on each child as an individual and give them exactly what they need to help them overcome their disabilities. It is so peaceful and everyone is so kind and caring. Victory Reins is fantastic!!!