Shamrock Reins had its Grand Opening on October 6, 2014. We are accepting Participants and Volunteers for our programs and operations.
To participate, please contact us at 215-766-4988 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Shamrock Reins has developed a variety of programs. Horses have a unique sense and often know what therapeutic approach is needed for each person. Horses react to a person’s behavior and help the person recognize this behavior without confrontation. The person is then able to adjust their behavior to achieve the appropriate response from the horse. By experiencing this, the person is then able to recognize his/her feelings and behaviors in other interactions and correct any unhealthy behavior. Although we have defined programs, our Instructors will adjust the sessions based on the participant’s needs.
Equine Facilitated Learning – 8 week curriculum
This program is designed to provide support for Veterans experiencing difficulties reintegrating into civilian life, for Active Duty & Reserve Service Members experiencing difficulties managing the challenges pertaining to pre and post deployment, and for Veterans, Active Duty & Reserve Service Members, and First Responders suffering from PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury. The program involves weekly sessions over 8 weeks. Sessions incorporate ground activities with the horses.
Pre and Post Deployment Sessions
These programs are designed for Active Duty & Reserve Service Members and their Families to provide support in managing and coping with the challenges they face pre and post deployment. Sessions are designed for 1 to 2 days and are flexible to be extended as needed.
Family Support Programs
These programs include a variety of sessions designed to support Families during deployment including equine facilitated learning, horsemanship skills, and Family Riding. Sessions are conducted according to the participants schedules.
Intro to Horsemanship – 8 week curriculum
This program includes weekly sessions conducted over 8 weeks. Each session will last 90 minutes. The purpose is to introduce participants to horses, horse characteristics and behaviors, safety procedures, principles and application of grooming, leading, and groundwork exercises. The participants will begin to develop a positive relationship with their horse.
Beginner Horsemanship – 8 week curriculum
This program is designed to expand the participant’s knowledge and understanding of the lessons and skills learned in the Intro to Horsemanship curriculum. The participant will also be introduced to riding within the arena.
Intermediate Horsemanship – 8 week curriculum
This program is designed to expand participant’s knowledge and skills gained in the Beginner Horsemanship Curriculum. The participant will gain additional skills and experience for independent riding.
Family Equine Sessions
This program is designed to enable Families to participate together in various horsemanship activities.
These programs are designed to provide a day experience of equine facilitated learning and horsemanship activities to groups of Veterans, Active Duty & Reserve Service Members, and First Responders. Family sessions are also available.
32 Ervin Road
Pipersville, PA 18947