Reins of Hope
Reins of Hope is located at The Stables at Le Bocage located in Lake Charles, LA. Sitting on 100 acres of Creole countryside!
Reins of Hope | SWLA Balloon Fest
By coming to the SWLA Balloon Fest, you’re supporting those in need. Reins of Hope at LeBocage Stables is a wonderful non-profit program that assists individuals with special needs reach their fullest potential utilizing a unique connection with horses. Watch to see how your involvement can make a difference.Posted by Southwest Louisiana Hot Air Balloon and Kite Festival on Wednesday, March 30, 2022
About Reins of Hope
Reins of Hope at Le Bocage is a progressive 501c3 non-profit therapeutic riding program accredited through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH) International. Located within the Stables at LeBocage, we proudly serve the Southwest Louisiana community and beyond. We are a professional and passionate group of leaders assisting our riders in reaching their fullest potential by utilizing a unique connection with the horse.
Our mission is to enhance and empower the lives of our clientele using equine-assisted activities and to be an advocate for the healing relationship between horses and humans. At Reins of Hope, our equine-assisted activities are individually tailored to focus on specific issues for each client, providing life tools that will extend beyond the arena and into daily life. Whether it is a physical, emotional, educational, or social issue, horses do not see a disability or a diagnosis. Their non-judgmental hearts allow participants to grow past the confines of their challenges and into a more productive and healthy life. We are so grateful for the support of our community, volunteers, and donors, who allow us to fulfill our program mission.
About Adaptive Riding
Therapeutic riding focuses on teaching students the skills of riding while also working towards holistic goals such as improved mood, self-discipline, improved self-esteem, patience, and improved focus.. These are some of the many benefits to adaptive riding:
* Increased Muscle Strength
* Improved Balance, Joint Mobility, and Coordination
* Improved Fine and Gross Motor Skills
* Increased warmth and relation to musculature
* Better Hand-Eye Coordination
* Better brain organization of information
* Improved gait with 3-dimensional motion of pelvis
* Social skill development
* Alleviate anxiety and stress
* Encourage self-confidence
* Improved posture and much more!
Reins Of Hope is PATH INTERNATIONAL accredited center staffed by certified instructors.
PATH intl is a federally registered 501c 3 c that leads in the advancement of professional equine-assisted activities by rigorously developed standards, credentialing, and education.
Accredited through PATH int, Reins of Hope complies with all safety and professionalism standards. All instructors, also accredited through PATH, complete a rigorous certification process, thereby proving competency to offer services with the participant and equine safety as a top priority.
PATH Intl. was founded in 1969 to promote safe and effective therapeutic — also known as adaptive — horseback riding throughout the United States and Canada. Today, PATH Intl. has 813 member centers and nearly 7,000 individual members in countries all over the world who help and support more than 53,300 men, women, and children — including nearly 6,000 veterans — with special needs each year through a variety of equine-assisted services.