Our Hope Reins program is currently in desperate need of an equipment truck capable of transporting our children, their horses, and their equipment to shows, competitions, and events. Due to the size of our horses and our wonderful trailer, the truck must be capable of pulling 12,000 lbs and have the ability to safely carry 4-5 of our children. As an added benefit, this truck could also be used to help with tons of other campus needs for Palmer Home children and staff.
Palmer Home’s Hope Reins riding program encourages mental and physical development of individuals through equine-assisted activities, promoting the faith and love of Christ through horses. Horses can sense a person’s strengths and weaknesses, and even disabilities that a person might have. Because of this sixth sense, interaction with our horses helps our children overcome fears, build self-esteem, stimulate intellectual function, and inspire confidence.
From a physical standpoint, a riding program can increase mobility, posture, and balance. From a spiritual and emotional standpoint, the program helps to stimulate compassion and responsibility in Palmer Home children, linking the bond with horses to the ever-present love of Christ.
Our goal of $8,000 represents roughly half the cost of what we need to purchase a truck. If we exceed our goal here, that will bring us even closer to the total amount needed.
Help us reach our goal of raising $8,000 to help off-set the cost of a used truck with all of the features we need!