Angel Reins Stable is proud to partner with area Veterans.  Working with Veterans is not only an honor, but a privilege.  Angel Reins provides a safe, peaceful place for the Veterans to relax and heal. Many of the veterans suffer from PTSD, anxiety, and depression. They find the horses to be calming. The fact that some of our horses are “rescues” forms a common bond.  Spending time at the stable and with the “Equine Angels” is beneficial to the vets healing. “Grounding” is just one technique we use that helps reduce the varied symptoms of PTSD. “Grounding” is a practice that can help pull one way from flashbacks, unwanted memories, and negative or challenging emotions. Grounding is helpful in distracting the client from what he or she is experiencing and refocus on what’s happening in the present moment. We’ve found, and studies have shown, that simply spending time with the horses helps reduce the Vets stress and anxiety.  Our Summer lesson program allows for further stress reduction by working with the horses on the ground, as well as in the saddle. The quiet peaceful country setting also aids in the Vets overall relaxation and stress reduction.

Benefits of Horse Therapy

  • Assertiveness
  • Emotional awareness
  • Empathy
  • Stress tolerance
  • Flexibility
  • Impulse control
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Self-actualization
  • Independence
  • Self-regard
  • Social responsibility
  • Interpersonal relationships

You really are awesome.  I didn’t know how I was gonna make it through the day then Mel reminded me you were coming.  Just being around you guys gets my spirits up.  Whether we’re painting, hanging out with horses, or eating,  I always have an awesome time and for a minute I’m totally at peace. Thank u for all that u do.