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.
To volunteer, click here.
Shamrock Reins has developed a variety of programs. Horses have a unique sense and often know what therapeutic approach is needed for each participant. Horses react to a participant’s behavior and help the participant recognize this behavior without confrontation. The participant is then able to adjust their behavior to achieve the appropriate response from the horse. By experiencing this, the participant 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 Psychotherapy
This program is conducted with weekly sessions and involves challenging ground activities with Horses in the arena and is designed to address the many daily challenges the Participant faces as a result of his/her service. The activities in the session assist the Participant in developing valuable transferrable coping skills. These sessions are conducted by a licensed Therapist with the assistance of an Equine Specialist and Volunteers.
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.
This program involves a series of sequential Units conducted in weekly Sessions involving both instruction and activities related to Horse Characteristics, Behaviors, and Safety, Bonding with the Horse and Grooming, Leading and Ground Work, Desensitizing, Lunging, Mounted Activities, Extreme Obstacle Course, Trail Walking and Riding, and Drill Teams. Sessions are conducted at each individual Participant's pace allowing time for Participant to bond with and form a positive relationship with their Horse. Through the Horse/Participant relationship Participants regain trust, increase self-confidence, increase self-esteem, and increase social skills, all of which assist with gaining valuable coping skills. These Sessions are conducted by a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor assisted by Volunteers.
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.
These programs are full-day programs designed to address a specific issue such as Bereavement, Military Sexual Trauma, Anxiety, Trust, Social Detachment and various other targeted issues. These workshops are offered monthly based on interest and are conducted by a licensed Therapist, an Equine Specialist, and Volunteers.
32 Ervin Road
Pipersville, PA 18947