Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy serves individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities by providing equine assisted activities and therapies to empower, inspire, nurture and succeed.
Volunteers are needed to walk alongside our riders or lead the therapy horse, and we have opportunities weekday mornings and afternoons, and all day Saturday. We also have special events where you can lend your time and talent.
Southern Reins is a place where small victories are pivotal achievements. People who use wheelchairs and walkers are able to walk tall in the saddle – looking down at everyone else atop their favorite therapy horse.
Participants with autism who do not want to touch or be touched reach willingly to gently pat their horse's neck and mane – making a connection far beyond any words that can be spoken. And for the girl with cerebral palsy, who was unable to brush her teeth or change her clothes, she is now able to do those small tasks we take for granted for the first time in her 21 years – just from riding a horse at Southern Reins.
We offer 7 programs at Southern Reins, including adaptive horseback riding, Occupational Therapy incorporating Hippotherapy, Unbridled Horsemanship, Making Strides Recreation Therapy Program, Silver Stirrups, PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes and equine assisted psychotherapy. Services are offered throughout the year, and we have two campuses located in Collierville TN and Hernando MS to serve as many people as can benefit through the healing power of horses.
410 People | 1,116 Impact | 2,395 Hours | 65,147 Total Economic Impact
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Diane, I'm also a little confused about what to do here. I've completed training and signed the forms....what's the next step? I have gathered there's supposed to be a schedule of openings for volunteers somewhere, but I'm not sure where. My email is Lrobinso@memphis.edu.... It would be great if you could email me! Thanks!