The "Reading with Rocky and Friends" program reaches five Henderson County Schools and impacts over 250 students this year.
To our Sponsors, Volunteers and miniature horses!
Reading with Rocky has been blessed with many individuals and organizations that have provided funding and support for the program. Grants, donations and volunteers make it possible!
Healing Reins of Kentucky would like to thank Gavilon for supporting Healing Reins' mission of providing quality learning opportunities and connections to learning through the use of equines. Gavilon allowed the program to take roots through its generous support and funding.
Most importantly, as well, our dedicated trained volunteers make Reading with Rocky and our Therapeutic Riding Program a great experience and success! However, Rocky and Tater Tot deserve an "extra measure of grain thanks" for working so very hard and overcoming their natural instincts to remain calm and collected in new surroundings. Without them.... "Reading with Rocky" would not be possible!
On January 18, 2020, Healing Reins of Kentucky hosted a Veteran's Family Event at Rolling Hills Equestrian in Henderson, Kentucky. The purpose of the event was to honor local veterans by providing a fun family centered event where families could strengthen bonds through horses and create a support network by meeting other local veterans and their families.
Sixteen Healing Reins volunteers participated in helping with equine centered activities; horse-back riding, miniature horse grooming, hay rides, BBQ dinner and children's activities like mini jumping, bean bag toss, coloring, and learning horse care basics. Two local Veteran's centered organizations; The USI Student Veterans Organization and Basin Law Group (NATIONALVETHELP.COM) supported the event by providing resources for our Veterans.
Healing Reins is honored to be able to host this event through the generous contribution and grant funding from the Sandy Lee Watkins Songfest Grant. More Veterans Family community events will be planned through-out 2020. Special thanks to Josh Jones for connecting our local Veterans and their families to this event and to Healing Reins.