Courage Reins is a charitable, non-profit, 501(C)(3), tax-exempt organization governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. We are also a member center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl) since 1998.
We offer lessons and activities for the disabled at about a 1/3 of the going rate, with some lessons requiring up to 3 people to assist besides the instructor. We feel strongly that the costs need to be kept down to be within the financial reach of even more participants. We strive to use resources efficiently and responsibly.
By relying on our volunteers and careful adherence to our operating budget we are able offer services at an affordable rate for most. Please consider donating to Courage Reins so that we may continue to provide quality therapeutic riding sessions or other equine-assisted therapies to those in need. We are good stewards of what we are entrusted with, whether that is our facility, our horses, our volunteers or our clients.
Our wish list:
- Client t-shirts
- Pave the driveway
- Lighting small outdoor arena
- New/Used 500cc 4×4 ATV
- Snow plow blade
- Arena grader
- Covered round pen
- 12’x16’ partially enclosed shed, South West Paddock
Support Our Students
There is, many times, such a huge financial burden for those suffering from disabilities. We have had wonderful benefactors, who have stepped up to assist those less fortunate than themselves. The giving has involved individuals, family organizations, foundations and corporations. We could meet with you so to match your vision of how you would like to help, with the variety of needs presenting themselves here at the Center.
The average cost of an 11-week quarter is listed below for the various programming.
Therapeutic Riding, 1/2hr, semi-private ($25/session), $275/Quarter
Therapeutic Riding, 1hr, 3 riders/class ($30/session), $330/Quarter
Enhanced Therapy, 1/2hr (Hippo), semi-private ($30/session) $330/Quarter
Enhanced Therapy, 1/2hr (Hippo), private, ($45/session), $495/Quarter
Natural Horsemanship, 1hr, private ($50), $550/Quarter
Natural Horsemanship, 1hr, semi-private ($30/session), $330/Quarter
You can find the specifics of the various programming under the “Our Services” Tab. You would be free to select the number of sessions within your budget and direct those funds towards a candidate of your choice.
Support Our Horses
Although at a glance it might seem that we are just about the riders. But that’s not the case at all. It is truly a partnership between ourselves and our horses. Many, many horses serving with us over the years have been rescued from bad situations, rehabilitated and then found a home and purpose here at Courage Reins. Seriously, we could be described as a “Club Med” for horses. Consideration is made for each individual horse’s needs. Their care is charted daily so nothing can be forgotten or overlooked.
If your love lies with horses, then what a wonderful way to contribute! Biographical information on all the horses can be found in the “Our Horses” section. Maybe through a participant or volunteer, you have gotten to know and love one of our horses. Or maybe you already clearly understand the benefits possible by this relationship we share with horses and have the resources to care and support our entire herd. Any help is so appreciated.
Below you will see a breakdown of costs incurred for each horse. You can choose to sponsor a horse for any period of time or even for a specific delivery of services. You might have an idea of your own how you would like to be involved in contributing to their care. Just get in touch with Vicki Armstrong, our Executive Director to discuss your ideas.
Annual Expenses Per Horse:
- Forage: $480
- Farrier Services: $325 (discounted by our farriers)
- Supplements: $120
- Worming / Shots: $55
- Equine Dental: $130
- 1 Vet Visit / Yr: $150
- Reservoir / Pasture Maintenance: $120
- Horse Enrichment Program: $504 (48 weeks / year)
Individual Horse Total: $1884/year $157/month
Entire Herd Care Costs: $30,144