Every Friday Scott participates in equine therapy at REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program.
Scott has been going to Reins for around seven years and now I look forward to going with him each week too. There is something magical about this place. To get to Reins you turn off a busy two lane road and then cross a bridge with a huge welcome sign posted next to it. This leads to a narrow one lane road with the horse corrals on either side. Sometimes the horses are hanging out right next to the fence as if they are greeting you as you drive by.
We try to arrive early enough so Scott can brush either of the two horses he rides, Flash and Konah, and put the saddle on. I pass the time while he rides by walking around, visiting the horses, and making funny videos for Instagram. We sometimes spend some more time walking around the property when he is done. We usually don’t want to leave.
In addition to the all the horses and scenery, the people are what make this place truly special. Everyone takes a second to greet you, whether they are getting a horse ready for a ride, passing by on a lesson, or on the tractor!
Reins put together the video below which features Scott sharing his story and how attending Reins has helped him. I have no doubt you too will feel the magic of Reins by watching.