Rain is getting more and more comfortable now.

We are excited to share her latest achievement, allowing us to brush her tail!

Our participant was the perfect support for Rain, without her help Rain would not cope.

 

Rain is a special girl…. She joined our program along with her long term friend Billy. We don’t know what her past involved but what we do know is that to her…. The world is still a horrible place.

Obviously she went through trauma but to what extent…… only Rain herself knows for sure.

Rain
Rain

She has a long journey ahead of her, still so fearful yet she has the kindest heart and the personality to match.

Rain longs to feel safe with you but it’s so hard for her.

Currently Rain is used by clients who are well into their Horses for Hope journey so they can help her through her own troubles

An amazing thing has happened here in the last week.

One of the biggest steps for our horses that join the program is allowing us to catch them in the paddock for the very first time.

It’s an extremely heart- warming thing to witness and be a part of. The very first paddock catch.

Rain has been here a while now and she has come a long way. However even though she was showing some amazing signs that she was starting to trust even a tiny bit…… she always stays away when we go to catch her. Keeping close but unreachable.

Most horses here go through stages. The first stage is “OMG RUN AWAY; people are bad!”

Now it depends on the horse how long this stage lasts - for Rain it was months. Then they reach the “ok Im still so very scared but kinda curious so I will stand here” stage.

We are excited to say Rain has finally reached stage 2. And actually allowed us to catch her out in the paddock! Better yet – she walked up and allowed herself to be caught.

It fills us with excitement and hope for her future.

Now she has begun to trust us we will be able to work with her more with participants to conquer their demons together.

Never underestimate the power of trust.