Equine Assisted Learning & Psychotherapy
Thank you for your donations. The War Horse Project is an equine-assisted psychotherapy program intended for Canadian Forces members, Veterans, First Responders and Corrections Officers who have been adversely affected by trauma. This program has provided lasting and measurable benefits not achieved with conventional therapies alone.

The Story behind the Picture The Story behind the Picture
Maximus, our beloved mascot and miniature horse, came to a school event where kids get a chance to learn about horses. He's happily keeping these kids busy while others students are riding our ponies.

The War Horse Project continues to gain momentum as a unique and effective local program that helps soldiers, veterans and first responders, but Hope Reins still needs help.

It was recently announced, True Patriot Love, a national charity will support the program this year with a $25,000 grant. But to fully fund the program for 32 veterans this year, program director Alison Vandergragt says another $40,000 is needed.

Launched in July of 2014 by Hope Reins Equine Assisted Therapy, which has been offering kids equine assisted therapy since 2011, the War Horse Project is a 16-week program that involves horses and participant-centered activities to help soldiers, veterans and first responders who are dealing with the after effects of trauma. The cost to run a 16-week program for eight clients at roughly three hours a week is about $16,000. And up until recently, no funding was available ... More >

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