Spring Project

 

Check out our latest Project...

We are currently building a Potting Shed. This Spring students can plant veggies or flowers. Come plant and GROW with us.

Thanks to our Amazing Sponsors for supporting this project!

Sertoma Club of Broadripple

Union Savings Bank

Spring Project

 

Check out our latest Project...

We are currently building a Potting Shed. This Spring students can plant veggies or flowers. Come plant and GROW with us.

Thanks to our Amazing Sponsors for supporting this project!

Sertoma Club of Broadripple

Union Savings Bank

Project: Handicapped Accessible Bathroom

 

Status: COMPLETE!

So very many thanks to our SPONSORS who made this project a reality! Remember- 

If you build it, they will GO!

Thanks to our Amazing Sponsors for supporting this project!

Rodney Callahan

Bill and Deanna Greve Family

Jason Hemmerling

Al and Sheri Peterson

David and Nola Swaim

Sertoma Club or Broadripple

Union Savings Bank

Project:  Sensory Garden Outdoor Classroom

Status:  Complete!

The roof is ON!!!  Thanks to Hittle Construction, Bill & Deanna Greve, David & Nola Swaim, Joe & Lori Walz and Bob & Beth Heffernan-Monaco we've just taken another step towards  completing the outdoor classroom.  This gorgeous space will be used for PT/OT and speech therapy, Bal-A-Vis-X exercises and as a meeting space for parent/mom's/support groups.  We are in the process of looking for sponsors and getting quotes for the concrete. 

PROJECT:  Sensory Garden Outdoor Classroom / Therapy Room

STATUS:  COMPLETE!

Such a huge THANK YOU to The Legacy Fund - a CICF affiliate - for the grant that completed the concrete walkway and outdoor classroom / therapy room in the Sensory Garden.  The classroom has 8 sensory tubs with a variety of textures and weights for children to explore.  There is a swing for spinning or swinging.  Our speech therapist Sheri Peterson, M.A.,CCC-SLP uses the mirror for children to 'see' how their lips need to move to form new sounds.  There is even a walking bar for children who are perfecting their walking stride after riding the horses.  We hope families will bring their riders out to the Garden and classroom after the riding lesson to continue to 'build' upon the organization, integration and activation between the brain and body that occurs while riding the horses. Learning and movement are synonymous = what better way to 'move' and 'learn' than while exploring the flowers, water fountain, sand box, wooden bridge, slate pathway, fruits and veggies!!

We also had several school groups experience a very interactive Field Trip day at Reins of Grace and the Sensory Garden.  There are five stations - Reins of Grace Farm Life Board Game, riding 'Gracie' our mechanical horse, learning to brush the horses, feeding the chickens and grooming the goats, painting ground poles and then a Scavenger Hunt in the Sensory Garden / Outdoor classroom to find and experience all the sights, sounds, tastes, textures and smells that make up our Sensory Garden.

Many other very generous friends, neighbors and businesses were involved in the multiple phases of this project - Brehob Nursery, Sertoma Club of Broadripple, Hittle Construction, Rodney Callahan Concrete, Hittle Landscape, Union Savings Bank - Reins of Grace and all of our families, riders, and volunteers THANK YOU!!!!!

Project:  The Equicizer

Status:   Gracie is HERE!!

Let's give a huge shout out to Union Savings Bank!!  THANK YOU! THANK YOU! for sponsoring the Equicizer!  Our new 'horse' is on order and we are hoping to have him comfortably in her stall at the end of August.  Our friends at Union Savings Bank are thinking of a name for our newest steed so be ready for the big reveal!  UPDATE:  "Gracie" was named by Union Savings Bank and delivered in August. Our first rider looks like he is enjoying Gracie!

The Equicizer (EQ) was developed by Frankie Lavato, Jr  - an Eclipse award winning jockey.  He developed the Equicizer in order to help with his own rehabilitation after a devastating racing accident.  It will be used at Reins of Grace before riding as a warm up, for children who are afraid of mounting a real horse, and for children who are medically fragile and need to build up core strength before riding a more challenging 3D moving horse.   The EQ will also be available on a daily basis for parents to bring their children to the farm to ride the EQ multiple times a week to supplement their regular riding lesson.  Julie traveled to LaPorte, IN to take a practice ride on an EQ and rode it forward, sideways and backwards - and was out of breath after her 'ride!'  It really works your muscles!!!

ADDRESS

1414 W. 206th Street

Sheridan, IN  46069

HOURS
Lessons by appointment only

Monday-Friday

9:00am-5:00pm

School Groups/Field Trips call for an appointment

CONTACT

Julie Savitsky

Exec. Director

317-710-1470

info@reinsofgrace.org

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