We received a special message from a Ben’s Hope staff member and wanted to share…
“It has been so great experiencing Renew with the Ben’s Hope residents! What you guys do is amazing! Here’s a little bit about my experience…
For the past year, I have been lucky enough to accompany some of the Ben’s Hope residents to their weekly horseback riding lessons at Renew. It has been incredible to see the immense changes in the residents and the improvements they have made. One resident refused to put on his helmet the first time we went and now he puts it on independently. Another participant had never ridden before and now he can independently use his reigns to direct his horse when to turn, when to stop and when to walk on. For another resident, this is easily her favorite part of the week where she can really connect and spend time with horses that accept her and all of her loud, happy noises.
Not only are the horses incredibly patient and well-behaved, the staff go above and beyond to create the most beneficial experience for the residents. The instructors and sidewalkers work individually with every rider and will adapt the lesson so that everyone can participate and be successful. The horseback riding lessons at Renew are both therapeutic and relaxing as well as a great way for residents to learn new skills. I am so grateful to have been a part of such an amazing program with equally amazing staff and horses.”
Thank you so much Becky! We love to hear about how the time at Renew TRC is impacting the lives of our students.
The weekly lessons with our Ben’s Hope students is always filled with lots of activity and fun!