SMART’s Reins of Hope program is designed to enhance the quality of life, physical strength, and emotional health of breast cancer survivors. The program offers an all encompassing equine assisted learning (EAL) and horsemanship program that includes learning about and participating in the daily care of our horses, leading the horse and leadership skills, preparing the horse to be ridden and driven and learning to ride and drive.
It is a joy and a privilege to be part of the Hope Reins! program. I look forward to it each week. It is a wonderful way to learn and grow past my everyday struggles with breast cancer and interact with other women living beyond the confines of breast cancer. What an inspiring program.
SMART has been instrumental in my treatment for stage IV breast cancer, as well as overcoming personal obstacles I have had all of my life! I have found that the bonding with these beautiful horses is very healing for me whether I am grooming, riding or driving. I can feel ‘normal’ when I am there and I get so excited the night before, I can barely sleep! Amazing program and God Bless SMART for giving women in treatment this fabulous opportunity.
How grateful I am to be a part of this program. I wish this for others. It is such a wonderful feeling to get away from your cares and let your mind and body move forward. I’ve met and enjoy the company of a great group of gals. It is so rewarding to hear their laughter and see their smiles as we all let our cares go and relax as we learn about our horses, who seem to know more about us. The mounts are all well trained and the instructors are the BEST. They, too, know what we need to encourage us to be strong in body and spirit. Again, I’m very thankful for this program and all who make it possible. God Bless.
SMART’s goal is to open the Reins of Hope program up to individuals of all ages who have been diagnosed with any form of cancer. Please contact us if you are interested in more information about this program or would like to provide financial support!