General Program Information
How did Victory Reins get started?
After much prayer and soul searching to find my purpose in life I had the opportunity to go out west to Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch in Bend Oregon for their very first informational clinic. After that visit with Kim & Troy Meeder, I knew that I too was destined to combine my passion for children and horses to help make a difference in someone life.
How can I get my child involved?
Download and fill out the Rider Release forms, then contact the office to schedule an appointment during our open season. Our program runs from Late April until Thanksgiving. We will then do an evaluation and and pair the rider with riders of equal ability. We want you to share the experiences that your children will be exposed to and share in their joys and accomplishments. You may find that it refreshes your soul to be here and experience the farm through the eyes of your child.
What kinds of children/adults does Victory Reins serve?
Victory Reins serves children and adults starting at 3 years of age. Students with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrpohy, Spinal Muscualr Atrophy and Downs Syndrome benefit from therapeutic riding. No matter if they are physically, mentally or spiritually handicapped we are ready to have them come out and experience the unconditional love that only a horse can give.
What can I expect when I get there?
Be ready for some fun and hands on experience. You may want to pitch in on the daily chores or just sit back and relax by the pond in the back while we spend time with your child. There are a variety of ages that come here will all different gifts and talents so you never know what’s in store for you. We let you explore some of Gods most beautiful creatures and share in their interactions with us as we go about our day.
What does a lesson consist of?
Depending on the capability of the rider/visitor. Usually we start out by introducing you to one of our ponies and educate you on horse behaviors and horse care. Explaining each step along the way and letting you do the hands on if you so desire. Lessons can consist of grooming, bathing, feeding, cleaning a stall, riding, turning out horses and watching them play. Each person that comes to Victory Reins is unique in their own way so we customize a lesson to fit your style and desires.