Therapeautic horseback training changes lives

Therapeautic horseback training changes lives

The Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. During our December Month of Giving campaign, BendBroadband is featuring local nonprofits on our website, and social media sites. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful organizations that make Central Oregon a better place.

Healing Reins provides horse-centered therapies and activities for children and adults with emotional and physical needs. Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center has grown over the years and now serves 160-180 children, teens and adults each week, impacting the lives of more than 1,400 families each year.

Raz

BendBroadband is thrilled to sponsor Raz, a horse at Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center.

Raz is a beautiful, 19-year-old Kentucky Mountain Horse, who this year became a therapy horse at Healing Reins. Raz has been described as being a “real gentleman” and is a beautiful horse.

It’s our pleasure to sponsor Raz, which means BendBroadband covers the cost of feeding, supplements, dental, chiropractic and vet care for the year.

We know Raz enjoys helping others at Healing Reins! Many of his riders, love Raz too. When Julie’s son first met Raz at a Healing Reins orientation, she said he really connected in a special way to Raz. Marilyn agreed and said her child “loves riding Raz.”

Healing Reins provides live-changing therapy for people of all ages. Dita Keith, executive director of Healing Reins, noted the most profound service Healing Reins offers the community is a “thoughtful, caring, incredibly safe place for people to come and work through whatever life challenges they have via horse-centered therapy.”

Dena has a daughter with cerebral palsy and she said the physical therapy she does at Healing Reins has helped her daughter with balance and so much more. “The emotional and spiritual side of it all and the connection with the horse and the volunteers are tremendous.”

Healing Reins has a video with three moving stories of individuals that have the courage courage to focus on what they can do, rather than what they can’t do. It’s inspiring for all of us.

Thank you Healing Reins for taking care of Raz and for helping made Central Oregon a better place to live.

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