SOARing Through Difficult Times

by Back In The Saddle Equine Therapy Center
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SOARing Through Difficult Times
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SOARing Through Difficult Times
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SOARing Through Difficult Times
SOARing Through Difficult Times

First off, we want to thank you all for the enormous support you have provided us in the past. Without you, our generous supporters, we would not be where we are today and would not be able to help the many clients of the past year. 

All of our programs are thriving tremendously, which we can see in the fact that in the past two years we have tripled our clientele to helping over 250 clients this past year! Our most successful program is the SOAR program, which is designed to help youth struggling with depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. This is critical right now, as access to mental health resources are currently limited with sometimes months-long waiting periods due to mental health professional shortages. This is particularly alarming as the mortality rate due to self-harm in Merrimack County, NH is more than 50% higher than the U.S. rate

The SOAR program addresses this challenge in a unique way. Students come in from all across the state to attend a group-based therapeutic riding session, followed by a group mental health counseling session. In this way, our clients get individualized therapy in working with individual horses without a high number of personnel needed, allowing us to provide more help to those in need than traditional therapy. 

Despite this ability, we still have a waitlist! The mental health crisis our community faces needs your help. Once again, we could not do this work without all of you, our supporters! Please consider joining us in our move forward to aid those struggling today. 

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Hello Everyone,

I wanted to give you an update on how our Soar program is doing! In short: FANTASTIC! Our recent partnerships with schools in the area far exceeded any expectations we could have set. Not only are we expanding our reach to students during their scheduled school days, but the schools are working with us to apply for and receive grants to continue our programs with them! They see the vital importance of these programs in their students lives. I would like to share what one student from this program sent to us after completing the program:

“I was in a rough spot but now with this program I am patient with myself, I know how to control my life, and more. THANK YOU! Thank you for loving us, for teaching us how to ride, for teaching us how to love ourselves and show compassion for others, and for teaching us life changing ways!”

We are SO thankful for your support with these programs. We love the work we do, and are excited to continue it!

On top of that exciting update, we have a new opportunity that I am excited to tell you about! We recently learned that the property we are currently renting is up for sale. What we had dreamed would happen within this next year has become a necessity: to keep our programs running we have to buy the property, and soon! Instead of despairing though, we are choosing to be hopeful!

With your invaluable help and support, we have already raised almost $18,000! We are connecting with many organizations in the area to ensure we keep our barn doors open as well.

We would love your support to help us with this new exciting chapter. We have created a Capital Campaign to finance a down payment on this property. As you have in the past, please donate to help us reach our goal.

And even better! doTERRA, a global essential oils company, is sponsoring us in this campaign through their Healing Hands Foundation. They will match dollar for dollar the money we raise. So any donation you make will be doubled!

Please consider making a tax deductible donation today. Together with these exciting opportunities, we can secure our services to our clients for years to come! Please be a part of this!


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Over the past few months, our SOAR program has taken off! The SOAR program is our program designed to help teenagers with depression and anxiety through therapetic riding and counseling. It began as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which made the depression pandemic in the US quite evident. In this 8-week program, clients attend one hour of therapeutic riding and one hour of group mental health counseling.

Recently, we had some very exciting news with the SOAR program! We have now connected with two local schools and will be able to help students in need of our services at these schools as part of a school program. We are very excited to begin this new journey with our SOAR program, as there are many youth waiting for therapeutic services. While we recognize there is still so much more need, we are grateful we can help in this small (and very large!) way. 

And we have you, our donors and sponsors, to thank for that. We greatly appreciate all the support you give to Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center. Without you, we wouldn't be where we are today! 


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Back In The Saddle Equine Therapy Center

Location: Hopkinton, NH - USA
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Project Leader:
Jaryn Hall-Haines
Hopkinton, NH United States
$1,522 raised of $15,000 goal
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