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! ❤
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.
Our son Will (11yrs old) has been riding with Victory Reins for two years now. He absolutely loves his Saturday morning sessions with Sandy and her amazing staff of leaders/side walkers. William has ASD and her sessions are geared to his needs. What I like best about Sandy's sessions is that she has high standards and expectations for Will. He thrives at achieving those goals and expectations. Sandy and her staff truly have a passion for all her riders. You leave there feeling a sense of peace and the smile on the kids' faces is priceless. We wouldn't participate in any other program.
Victory Reins is am amazing non-profit, where my son has been lucky enough to be able to attend therapeutic riding sessions since he was just a tiny boy. Now, at age 13, he is extremely excited that the riding season has begun because he loves it so much. Everyone at Victory Reins loves what they do, and treats the riders as if they are family. You will not find another therapeutic riding center like this one! I am so glad we found Victory Reins so many years ago. Riding there had helped my son, who is Autistic and had CP, develop fine and gross motor skills, coordination, increased cognitive and social skills, and much more. Best of all, he has fun! I highly recommend this organization!
My son has been riding at Victory Reins for approximately 8 years, and the progress he has made is astounding! When he began therapeutic riding, he did not even want to put a helmet on, had poor core strength, and was afraid to even walk pastthe horses in their stalls . Now, he looks forward to riding every week! He had gained so much from riding at Victory Reins, including core strength, social skills, openness to touching new textures, following directions, the ability to tell left from right, basic skills, confidence, self esteem, and so much more! My son has both Autism and Cererbal Palsy. The compassionate and helpful people at Victory Reins have helped him grow in so many ways over the years that he has been riding. He truly enjoys riding and learning new skills every week. I highly recommend Voctory Reins for anyone looking for dedicated, compassionate and qualified people to help special needs individuals grow and thrive through riding therapy.
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!
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.
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!!!